Shots fired on Lower Sproul Plaza; no injuries

An argument between a group of juveniles turned violent Christmas Eve when one pulled out a gun and fired off three shots, according to the University of California police. No one was injured in the incident.

UC police went to Lower Sproul Plaza on Dec. 24 at 7:35 p.m. after receiving a report that a gun had been fired, according to a press release. Police detained some of the juveniles, although others in the group had already fled. Police also recovered a handgun at the scene.

The person suspected of shooting the gun is described as an African-American juvenile male wearing a two tone jacket. He is also apparently carrying a dark hand gun.

The University of California police are asking anyone with information to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (510) 642-0472 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and (510) 642-6760 at all other times.

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  • Malthus Hegel

    How many people in Berkeley died from cancer, brought on by the policies of Malthusian Fabian socialists in positions of power, over the last few days?
    Tragic and intentional deaths are more newsworthy than shootings that result in no injuries.

  • guest

    And a Merry Christmas to you too!

  • kamarie

    Excuse me. I want to know about local shootings so that I can note trends in violence and hopefully avoid becoming a victim of stray bullets, robberies, etc. That’s one reason I come to Berkeleyside so I can find out what’s going on in my community and take action. So just because you don’t care and deem this violence unimportant, doesn’t mean the rest of us agree.

    Please, Berkeleyside, keep us informed about these things. It’s important to a lot of us, especially those of us who live in areas where shootings are common.

  • bingo

    well, thank goodness guns are so readily available so that upstanding young citizens can enjoy proper recreation. sigh. this city gets scarier by the week.

  • bingo

    an often overlooked, but important thing is to fold the aluminum foil twice when making your foil hat. that way the longer wavelength crazy rays can’t get in either….

  • Bill N

    Recovered a handgun at the scene – must be easier to get than I thought for someone to leave it behind.

  • Jth

    I have lived in Berkeley for almost 13 years. Trust me, no amount of tin foil is going to block those crazy rays.

  • French One

    The community elders leverage the age-old KGB tactic of suggesting the opposing viewpoint must be due to mental instability. How weak is that? Character flaw in your DNA?