A man was shot in South Berkeley late Wednesday night leaving him with buckshot wounds to the leg, authorities report.
The shooting happened just before midnight in the 3100 block of Shattuck Avenue, the Berkeley Police Department said.
At 11:59 p.m., a caller reported the shooting on Shattuck Avenue at Essex Street.
When officers arrived, they found a man in his 40s who had been shot in the lower leg and foot with a shotgun.
The incident initially was reported as negligent discharge but details became more convoluted as the investigation continued: Witnesses provided different stories about what happened, police said.
Police say they are still working to sort out whether the man shot himself inadvertently or whether something else happened.
The exact location of the shooting — whether it took place inside or outside a building on Shattuck Avenue — was also unavailable.
The man was taken by ambulance to Highland Hospital and was expected to survive.
Berkeley police said the investigation is ongoing and that no additional details were available as of Thursday afternoon.
It's the second shooting in Berkeley in less than a week.
Over the weekend, a man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.
Berkeley has now had 11 shootings and confirmed gunfire reports in 2023.
Three left people wounded and none have been fatal.
As of this time last year, there had been 23 shootings in Berkeley that killed two people and wounded five.
Overall reports of assault and battery are up 19% from last year, according to BPD's Transparency Hub.
The number of felony assaults is about the same as last year, according to BPD data.
Note: This story was updated July 7 with an additional gunfire report for the year after BPD updated its records at that time.