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Bicyclist Shot, Killed While Riding In Berkeley

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BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A woman on a bicycle was fatally shot in Berkeley late Tuesday night, police said Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Derby Street at 11:36 p.m. after receiving a report of what appeared to be bicycle crash, police said.

Police arrived and found the victim on the sidewalk, and paramedics were called to the scene.

The paramedics determined that the woman, who was in her late 40s or early 50s, had suffered an apparent gunshot wound, according to police.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death marks Berkeley’s fourth homicide this year, police said.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

Police were investigating the death, and were asking anyone with information on the case to call the department’s homicide unit at (510) 981-5741, the non-emergency number at (510) 981-5900, or Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous, police said.

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