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*Two Girls Recovering After Being Shot in Berkeley

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Two girls are being treated at a hospital today after they were shot in a Berkeley home this morning, a police spokeswoman said.  The Berkeley Police Department received calls at about 4:55 a.m. reporting possible gunshots in the 1500 block of Oregon Street.  When patrol officers arrived in the area, they discovered a home had been struck several times by bullets. Shortly after the shooting, a staff member from a nearby hospital’s emergency room called the Police Department to report they had just received two shooting victims – a 3-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl.  Their injuries are not considered to be life threatening.  The shooting is not believed to be random, police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said.  Police are asking for the community’s help, and anyone with
information about the shooting is asked to call (510) 981-5741. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call (800) 222-TIPS.

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