Campus statement on Friday homicide at People’s Park

UC Berkeley’s police department issued the following message to the campus community regarding a homicide at People’s Park: 

On April 26, 2019 at about 2:40 PM, UCPD and BPD officers responded to People’s Park to investigate a shooting.

Officers discovered that a man had been shot by a male suspect.  The suspect fled the area in a car.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and subsequently died.

Initial investigation indicates that the shooting was not a random act.  It appears that neither the victim nor the suspect is affiliated with UC Berkeley.  UCPD is continuing to investigate and encourages anyone with additional information to contact us as soon as possible.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact:
University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM / Monday through Friday, except holidays
(510) 642-6760 / All other times