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BART Path Shooting in El Cerrito – No Such Recent Incidents in Albany, Richmond, Police Say

Following the Wednesday afternoon shooting of two Albany High students on the BART path near the El Cerrito Library, police in Albany and Richmond say they've not seen similar incidents on the BART path in their cities.

Police in Albany and Richmond said today, Thursday, that they've not seen recent attacks on the BART path in their cities similar to the shooting of two Albany High School students on the path Wednesday in El Cerrito.

Two of three Albany High students who were on the path together – a freshman and two sophomores – were shot just before 2 p.m. by two young males who apparently had accosted them about their shoes, according to El Cerrito police Capt. Michael Regan and Albany High Principal Ted Barone.

One student received a superficial flesh wound in the face, while the other was "critically" injured, Barone said. The latter student was listed in stable condition this morning, Barone said. The third student escaped without injury.

Police were seeking the two assailants, who fled on foot eastbound on Stockton Avenue. 

Albany police Lt. Dan Adams and Richmond police Lt. Bisa French told Patch this morning that there have been no similar recent incidents on the stretches of the BART path in their cities.

The path, which runs under the elevated BART tracks, is known also as the Ohlone Greenway in El Cerrito and Albany and as the Richmond Greenway in Richmond.

The shooting occurred on the path segment between Stockton and Lincoln avenues, about 100 yards south of Stockton, near Fairmont Elementary School and the next-door El Cerrito Library.

The shooters were described by police as young African-American males in dark clothing, including black hooded sweatshirts.

Kathy A. January 25, 2013 at 06:15 PM
* I don't mean that stupid things with GUNS have necessarily happened in your own family. But stupid dangerous and/or mean things are not at all restricted to alleged gangbangers.
Jeff Lichtman January 25, 2013 at 06:37 PM
OK - I just read the Patch article quoting the principal of Albany High saying that the shooting was over some shoes. Still, I've seen nothing to suggest that gangs are involved - not that it makes any difference to the victims in this case.
Kathy A. January 25, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Exactly.
Debbie January 25, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Or who knows if those Albany high school kids were also trying to buy drugs but didn't say anything about that. I'm so sick of the oh so perfect and pristine Albany versus ghetto El Cerrito just because our school system is part of West Contra Costa County. El Cerrito is quite safe with a responsive police force.
Stan Torrez January 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM
We're all hurt by any pain. I have had robbery and too many incidents at the Plaza.

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