A crazed gunman sporting a Tupac Shakur T-shirt plunged the University of California at Berkeley campus into terror Friday evening after randomly firing an automated handgun outdoors a packed classical music efficiency.
According to reviews, the unnamed shooter — who resides in Oakland — drove onto the campus on a motorbike round 8:30 p.m. and started harassing a gaggle of scholars practising a dance routine inside a tent.
Students informed the Berkeley Scanner that the person was agitated and appeared delusional.
As the coeds tried to persuade him to go away the realm, he at one level threatened to summon federal brokers and have them deported.
After refusing to depart, a video reveals the person then repeatedly firing a handgun close to the college’s scholar union.
Footage recorded by witnesses reveals panicked college students working up stairs contained in the constructing as pictures explode.
Police later discovered a bullet gap in a close-by campus constructing window.
The chaos erupted throughout a packed live performance by acclaimed soprano Renee Fleming in close by Zellerbach auditorium.
Roughly 2,000 spooked attendees have been compelled to shelter in place throughout an intermission as police models swarmed the scene.
Cops shortly zeroed on a suspect and positioned him in custody. Other movies present a person underneath arrest denying any involvement within the incident earlier than being taken away.
Berkeley Police officers mentioned he was positioned on a psychiatric maintain pending additional investigation.
There have been no reported accidents.
Some college students took to social media to vent their frustrations with rising crime on the famend Berkeley campus.
Others complained that the college did not ship out an alert in regards to the scenario in a well timed method.