Two Emeryville Shootings Leave One Man Hospitalized

July 27, 2012
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By Sean Maher
Contra Costa Times
Posted:   07/27/2012 09:19:10 AM PDT

EMERYVILLE — Police are searching for suspects in two unrelated reports of gunfire overnight, including a shooting that left one man hospitalized.

In the first shooting, about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, police got several calls reporting gunshots near 63rd and Vallejo streets, about two blocks west of San Pablo Avenue’s Golden Gate Playground.

Nearby, in the 6200 block of Doyle Street, officers found a man in his 20s who had been shot, Emeryville police Cmdr. Jeannie Quan said.

Detectives believe the victim was standing with a group of men in that area when at least one suspect approached on foot, opened fire, then got into a black sedan and sped off, Quan said.

The majority of witnesses to the shooting are cooperating, she added, though no suspects were in custody Friday afternoon.

The victim was taken to a hospital and stabilized.

Five hours later, about 2:15 a.m. Friday, police believe gunfire ended a chase and standoff between multiple cars, Quan said.

The incident began in Oakland when a black Mercedes clipped a pedestrian in a hit-and-run as it pulled onto Interstate 880 at Seventh Street, according to police.

An Acura pulled onto the freeway behind the Mercedes, apparently chasing it, Quan said. The two cars sped along northbound on I-880, hitting each other as the Mercedes tried to escape, pulling off the freeway in Emeryville and finally crashing at 64th and Shellmound streets, Quan said.

The Acura crashed through some bushes and a fence and came to a stop, she said. At that point, someone in a third vehicle — a white Chrysler — opened fire, shooting five or six shots before speeding away, Quan said.

It was not clear how the Chrysler had become involved, she said.

Nobody was reported injured in the shooting and there were no suspects in custody Friday, Quan said.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call investigators at 510-596-3731.

Contact Sean Maher at 925-943-8013. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/OneSeanMaher.

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