Police Investigate Two Shootings in West End

A man was wounded in a Webster Street shooting Sunday afternoon, and gunfire erupted at an Orion Street gathering.

A 24-year-old Alameda man was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon while sitting in his SUV in the parking lot of a Webster Street restaurant, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said.

Sgt. Wayland Gee of the APD violent crimes unit said the man's injury was not life-threatening. The man was treated at an Alameda County hospital, he said.

Gee gave the location of the shooting as a restaurant in the 1900 block of Webster Street, while witnesses said it happened at Burger King, 1901 Webster St.

Gee said police are looking for two adult males who approached the victim's SUV in the parking lot between 3:55 and 4 p.m. and fired one shot from a large-calibre gun. The victim was inside the restaurant when police arrived, he said.

Police have not determined a motive for the shooting, but the victim was not robbed, he said.

Earlier, police responded to several calls between 2:10 and 2:20 p.m. that reported a large group of men and women, some with guns, gathered in the 2700 block of Orion Street.

At least one shot was fired while officers were en route to the scene, Gee said.

The shooter had fled by the time police arrived and officers did not locate any gunshot victims, Gee said.

The incident appeared to be "a large get-together that went awry," he said.

Gee asked anyone with information on either incident to call the Alameda Police Department and said witnesses may remain anonymous if they wish.

Anyone with information may call Sgt. Gee directly at 510-337-8320 or the APD anonymous tip line at 510-835-2267.

Hugo June 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Gee, I have never brought a gun to a party.
JSanders June 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Another fine example of Alameda Point Collaborative bringing crime to our city.


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