Reactions to, updates on shooting at Haas School of Business

After reports came in of gunshots fired at Haas School of Business around 2:30 Tuesday, we now know that the suspect, who brandished a weapon, was shot by UCPD and transported to a nearby hospital. There is no known connection between the shooting and Tuesday's Occupy Cal demonstrations.

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  1. Last updated: Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
  2. The person who was shot was 32-year-old Christopher Nathen Elliot Travis, an undergraduate transfer student at Haas. According to UCPD Chief Mitch Celaya, he died at the hospital. Read the full, updated story here:
  3. "At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, UCPD Capt. Margo Bennett the suspect sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the confrontation with police officers. He was carrying a loaded semi-automatic 9 mm handgun, which was registered in his name in San Jose, according to Bennett."
  4. All the information we have thus far on the Tuesday afternoon's shooting at Haas is in our updated article below:
  5. At the Tuesday press conference, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said the last shooting he can remember on the UC Berkeley campus occured the 1980s. 
  6. Campus Officials Comment on Haas Shooting
  7. "We will gather as a community in the Bank of America Forum tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.   Dean Lyons, senior members of the Haas community and counselors from the Tang Center will provide updated information and answer questions.  Other than that, we will be open for business as usual tomorrow morning, and all classes will be held as scheduled." — an email sent out by Haas administrator Tuesday evening. Read the full email below:
  8. As of 5 p.m., it has been confirmed that the suspect was taken to the Highland Hospital and was conscious when he was being transported, according to UCPD Chief Mitch Celaya. 
  9. UCPD confirms that the shooting this afternoon occurred in room S300T in the computer lab.
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