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* Berkeley Police Asking for Witnesses to Fatal Shooting on Milvia Street

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Police in Berkeley are searching for possible witnesses to a fatal shooting that occurred in the city Friday afternoon, a spokeswoman said. Officers responded to several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the 2800 block of Milvia Street, just west of Adeline and Russell streets at around 5:10 p.m., police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said. Police and fire units arriving at the scene discovered a man who had been shot several times in a car, slumped over the steering wheel in the front seat. The victim’s injuries were “not survivable,” Kusmiss said, and he succumbed to his wounds at the scene. His identity was not released pending verification by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau and notification of his relatives. Berkeley homicide detectives were expected to continue their investigation overnight. Investigators are urging anyone who might have witnessed the
shooting to contact the Berkeley Police Department homicide section at (510) 981-5741. Anonymous callers can call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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