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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Friday April 12th, 2019 :: 09:57 a.m. PDT


Advisory Discharge of Firearm on Berkeley Public Street

On 4/12/19 at approximately 1:37 AM, UCPD received reports of 6 gunshots on the 2500 block of Durant Ave. Witnesses described a male suspect with a grey hoodie discharging a firearm. It is unknown if there was an intended target. The suspect then fled in a black Mazda sedan driven by a female driver, southbound on Bowditch St from Durant Ave. UCPD and BPD officers responded to the area. No victims came forward or were located. Later at approximately 0210 hours, UCPD received reports of 3 gunshots on the 2300 block of Piedmont Ave. UCPD and BPD officers responded to the scene and found no victims or suspects. Then, at 0217 hours, UCPD again received another report of 1 gunshot on the 2500 block of Warring St. Officers again responded to the area and found no victims or suspects.
If you have any information about this crime, or if you know about any recent similar incidents please contact:
University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM / during business hours, except holidays
(510) 642-6760 / All other times
UCPD would like to remind the campus community about the following safety tips:

  • Utilize the free Night Safety Services located at 
  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • When out and about, keep your electronic devices out of public view as they are a popular robbery target
  • If you need help dial 911 or 510-642-3333 on your cell or use a Blue Light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).
  • Please do not delay in calling law enforcement.  UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of criminal or suspicious activity in a timely manner to assist us in intervening in potential criminal actively and apprehending suspects.
Community Advisories are released by the University California Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, in compliance with federal law. These advisories provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the issuance of the advisory.

University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Barrow Ln
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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