Man Dies After Being Shot, Dumped Out of Car in Berkeley

Anybody with information about this case can contact the Berkeley Homicide Detail at 981-5741.

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A man was shot and dumped from a car on a South Berkeley street and died shortly thereafter early Saturday, police said.

The man, who was in his mid-20s, was pushed out of a car on Alcatraz Avenue at Adeline Street near the Oakland border just before midnight Friday, said Berkeley police Lt. Arnold Lui.

Because no witnesses to the shooting had been located as of early Saturday, it was unclear where the man was shot, Lui said.

Many people were in the area when the man was dumped. A party was going on at a residence overlooking the scene.

Paramedics took him to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Alameda County Coroner's Office performed an autopsy on the man and identified him, but his name is not currently being released, an official there said yesterday.

Police had no suspects in the case Saturday, but they are seeking the vehicle used in the dumping.

The car is described as a gray or silver sedan, possibly a Nissan Maxima, with three occupants.

A string of shootings and homicides along the Berkeley-Oakland border in recent months has raised concerns that the incidents may be related to a gang war. So far, police have not connected Friday's incident with these other cases.


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