caller text message reports that there has been a shooting this afternoon between 4:30 and 5 near the intersection of Russell and California in Berkeley. According to the Daily Cal, two people were injured, neither fatally. Police are on the scene, and have asked that no one enter the area at this time.
UPDATE, 7:45 pm Wednesday: Our text correspondent says that her workplace, the South Berkeley YMCA, located at that intersection, was locked down until after 7 p.m. The children in the Head Start program inside the center were cleared to go home about 5, but the adults were asked to stay. The Daily Planet has received no information from the Berkeley Police Department's public information officer about what happened.
UPDATE, 8:45 am Thursday, from BPD Officer Jennifer R. Coats:
Sorry we didn't issue a press release just responded to inquiries. Here is the information we have released at this point. If there is an update later I will send it your way.
At 4:33 pm we received multiple 911 calls of gunshots in the area of Russell Street and California Street.
As officers responded to the area we got word of one victim. Once officers arrived on scene we located a second victim. Both victims are male, one male is 21 years old, I am not sure the age on the second yet, I will try and confirm, he is possibly 18. Both were transported to a local hospital by BFD with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is still under investigation. BPD investigators are actively following up on leads and reviewing evidence.
No arrests have been made at this juncture.