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Daytime Vehicle Gun Battle reported at 45th and Adeline

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Helicopters circled Emeryville once again as reports of a daytime gun exchange between two vehicles emerged. The second daytime shooting reported in the area in less than a month. A surveillance image released by EPD Chief Jennifer Tejada via Twitter revealed what looks like a white 2003-2005 Infiniti G35 model and a suspect aiming a pistol in front of him reportedly at a grey sedan. “I was in the park with my daughter” noted one Facebook commenter. “I would guess 15-20 shots exchanged.”

The vehicles were traveling north on Adeline and the exchange occurred for two blocks between 45th and 47th. One report noted that someone may have been hit in the exchange but we are still waiting for confirmation from the Emeryville PD [Update: A follow up with local hospitals has not indicated any reports of gunshot wounds].

The Emeryville Police Media Advisory:

On August 17, 2016 at 11:29am, the Emeryville Police Department received several calls of shots fired in the area of 45th Street and Adeline Street. Callers reported two vehicles involved. Witnesses described a gray sedan being chased by a white sedan. Officers responded and located numerous shell casings. One parked vehicle was hit by gunfire. No injuries have been reported at this time and there is no report of any other property damage. No one is in custody.

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A stray bullet hit the rear window of this parked U-Haul van (Photo: E. Stewart).
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Police gather at the scene where numerous shell casings were recovered (Photo: L. Tanner).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Emeryville Police Department at (510) 596-3700. Since this is breaking news, we will update this post as new information becomes available.

Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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