Shooting at 76 Gas Station on Powell leaves one injured

Published On December 30, 2014 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

On an evening where a shooting at a 99¢ store parking lot near San Pablo and University in Berkeley after a medical marijuana robbery left one dead and another injured, Emeryville was also the scene of gun violence. A 26-year-old Richmond man sustained a facial wound as a result of a shotgun blast at approximately 7 p.m. last night at the Union 76 Gas Station on Powell & Christie. It is unclear if the two are connected but a shotgun was used in both incidents [Correction: The E’ville Eye initially discounted the connection until a reader pointed out the similarity in weapons used]. The Emeryville incident occurred at about 7 p.m. and the Berkeley incident occurred at approx. 9:45 p.m.

The unidentified man was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment for a wound that was not considered life-threatening. According to acting Administrative Sergeant Brian Head, the man was sitting inside his car at a gas pump when he was approached and shot through the drivers-side window. It was unclear if the wound was the result of broken glass, shotgun pellets or both. No motive has been determined and no arrests have been made. The EPD plans to review surveillance video from the station in an attempt to identify any suspect(s).

Anyone with info. about the shooting is encouraged to call Emeryville Police at 596-3700.

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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