1 arrested after shots fired at UC Berkeley

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

One person was arrested after nine shots were fired Friday night on the University of California, Berkeley campus, a university spokesman said.

No one was injured in the shooting, said UC Berkeley Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan Mogulof.

The shooting followed an altercation in Lower Sproul Plaza, said Janet Gilmore, the university’s senior director of strategic communications.

After the dispute, one individual produced a weapon and fired into the air about 8:40 p.m., she said in a statement.

“This was a lone actor, there were no victims or additional shooters,” Gilmore said.

Police were already on the way to the scene and the suspect was detained at 8:41 p.m., she said. Gilmore described him as a 59-year-old man unaffiliated with the campus.

A shelter-in-place order for the area was lifted at 9:50 p.m. 

There will be additional police on campus Saturday night, Gilmore said.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.