Berkeley Police Department received a report of assault Sunday, according to a UCPD Nixle alert released Wednesday.
The alert said that two male victims — one student and one with an unknown affiliation to the campus — were walking near the Channing Circle, located by Channing Way and Piedmont Avenue, when they were confronted by a group of 8-10 males about midnight.
Three or four of the suspects allegedly began punching the two victims “without provocation,” according to the alert. The victims were able to flee the scene, but a little while later, they encountered the suspects again. The alert alleged that this time, one of the suspects “brandished a handgun.”
The alert stated that the two victims ran away and called BPD to report the incident. One victim was transported to a local urgent care facility to be treated for minor injuries.
The suspects were described as 8-10 Black males, according to the alert.
According to the alert, a campus security authority notified UCPD of the assault.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call BPD at 510-981-5900.
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