Campus statement on Friday homicide at Peoples Park – UC Berkeley

Campus statement on Friday homicide at People\s Park - UC Berkeley

Suspect at large following afternoon shooting at Berkeley park

A suspect is at large following a shooting Friday afternoon in Peoples Park in Berkeley, University of California police said. Police issued an advisory at 3:29 p.m. about the shooting at the park, which is at 2556 Haste St. Further information was not immediately available.

BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) – A man shot in the head Friday afternoon at Berkeley's People's Park has died, University of California at Berkeley Police said. 

Officers arrived at the scene of 2556 Haste Street at 2:40 p.m. to investigate the shooting. Officers discovered a man was shot by a male suspect. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Man dies following shooting at Peoples Park in Berkeley, suspect at large

Officials said neither the victim nor the gunman are affiliated with the campus, although the park is on campus property. 

Police did not give a suspect description nor did they release any information about the vehicle he allegedly fled in.  

Police believe the shooting was not a random act and are asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact the police. 

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