Police Investigating Home Shooting

Police Investigating Home Shooting

Sun Staff Reports

Alameda Police Department (APD) received multiple calls of what sounded like gunfire in the area around Encinal and Park Avenue at 7:07 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20.

APD officers began patrolling the area and discovered several bullet holes on the front side of a home on the 1300 block of Park Avenue. It was undetermined how many bullet holes were discovered. Police say the home was vacant at the time and there are no reports of any injuries.

Police barricaded the area to allow investigators and crime scene technicians to search the scene for shell casings and any other evidence. Investigators also spoke to neighbors of the home to find any further information. Park Avenue was reopened several hours later.

This is the second reported shooting in Alameda in a little over 30 days. On Aug. 17, APD received a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Brush Street around 2:27p.m. Officers discovered that two groups of people in two vehicles were engaged in an altercation that led to gunfire. No injured persons have been located.

APD said the investigation is ongoing, and no additional details are available as of Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Anyone with information is asked to call APD’s Violent Crimes Unit at 337-8340.