"They heard a lot of shots and everybody was frantic and scared and running for their lives," said Pastor Raymond Lankford.
"One victim in the back stomach, let me check on the other," radioed a responding officer.
Witnesses say three men were shot in an apparent drive by. The say two men were hit in the stomach, one man with a graze wound to his hand.
Three people shot during drive by at San Pablo Park in #Berkeley. Witnesses say two men hit in stomach, one man grazed on the hand. Park packed w/ BBQs & kids birthday parties around 5:30. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/RT0OIuKpb0— Katie Utehs (@KatieUtehs) August 19, 2018
"The fact that this would happen in broad daylight is, I don't know, it's pretty disconcerting," said Grant Berg, a park neighbor who arrived home to the shooting scene.
Police evidence markers filled Russell street near Mabel street. Pastor Lankford's family was celebrating a child's birthday when the shooting happened around 5:30 Saturday night.
"There were a lot of children out here today. My sister-in-law gave a birthday party for her grandson so we had a lot of our grandchildren nieces and nephews over here and there were other events as well," said Lankford.
Berkeley Police collected evidence for several hours, but released few details. Neighbors say a shooting in the same area occurred back in May.
"It needs to stop," said Lankford.