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Three People Shot And Wounded Near UC Berkeley And Telegraph Avenue

July 16, 2017

A shooting that occurred in Berkeley last night after bars and other businesses shut down near the Telegraph Avenue commercial district sent three men to the hospital, and led to the arrest of two suspects.

Berkeleyside reports that the shooting occurred just after 2:40 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Durant Avenue and Bowditch Street, one block from the UC Berkeley campus. The ShotSpotter system pinpointed the first shot at 2532 Durant, and they report that all the victims were found along Bowditch between Durant and Channing Way.

Berkeley police Sgt. Cesar Melero tells CBS 5 that two groups of men got into a fight which escalated to the shooting, and that the two groups both tried to flee from police. Police were able to apprehend two suspects, who are in custody, and they seized a firearm.

Scanner transmissions, according to Berkeleyside, indicated that one victim was struck in the lower leg, one in the foot, and another in the knee. All the injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

SFIST.com: UC Berkeley Campus