BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Surveillance video released by Berkeley police today shows a shooting suspect at a downtown Berkeley car wash open fire on a homeless man across the street last week.

Police are asking for help identifying the suspect, who fired several shots from the parking lot of the Touchless Car Wash at 2176 Kittredge St. at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, police said.

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The surveillance video shows the suspect standing around near the gas pumps before pulling a pistol from his pants firing several gunshots across the street.

Another person is walking by on the sidewalk near the carwash when the suspect opens fire. The witness then fled and police have been unable to find that person.

The intended target was a 39-year-old homeless man standing in front of an apartment building, according to police. No one was injured but the building, Oxford Plaza at 2165 Kittredge St., was hit by bullets.

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Police provided no information about a possible motive in the shooting.

The suspect is described as a black or dark-skinned male standing 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall with a thin build. At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a black T-shirt with a design in front, a chain around his neck, a dark-colored bucket hat, tan pants and white shoes, police said.

Investigators are trying to get in touch with the witness walking by or anyone else with information about the suspect. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Berkeley police at (510) 981-5741 or

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