A teenager who was found fatally shot near train tracks in Richmond has been identified as an incoming freshman at a local high school, according to police and school officials. Kevin Berrera, 14, was found at 7 a.m. Saturday at the railroad tracks just east of Sanford Avenue at Cherry Street, according to Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French. Marin Trujillo, a spokesman for West Contra Costa School District, said Berrera had just finished eighth grade at Juan Crespi Middle School and was set to begin his freshman year at De Anza High School next week. “Of course we are deeply saddened to hear this and send our condolences to the family and school,” he said. “He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.” French said no suspects have been arrested in Berrera’s case, and it’s unclear whether he was killed near the train tracks or taken there later. He was the city’s 33rd homicide victim this year and the fourth person to be found murdered in that area since February, she said. At this time last year, there were 21 homicides in Richmond. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
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