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University of California Reports Shooting at Business School

November 16, 2011

(Updates with Berkeley spokeswoman in second paragraph.)

Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Police shot a man with a gun in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, according to a news release on the university website.

“The person has been taken to the hospital,” Gretchen Kell, a Berkeley spokeswoman, said today in a telephone interview.

The Haas school was evacuated and no other injuries were reported, according to the statement.

“The suspect was seen carrying a gun,” according to the university release. “A staff member reported this to the police, who responded immediately. The suspect entered a computer room, where police followed him and asked him to put up his hands. The suspect then pulled out the gun, and police shot him.”

--Editors: Pete Young, Stephen Merelman

To contact the reporter on this story: Alison Vekshin in San Francisco at avekshin@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Tannenbaum at mtannen@bloomberg.net


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