The university was not commenting on the mental state of the student who was shot.
The area where the shooting occurred is patrolled by both the U. of C. Chicago Police Officers.
After learning that the injured man was a student, the University of California police contacted his parents, the university said. It is the first shooting involving a police officer from the University of California in the agency's 40-year history, said university spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus.
"This is a difficult incident for our community, and our concern is with all of the individuals involved and their families," Zimmer and Diermeier said in the email emitted by the university. "Maintaining the safety and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance, support services and resources for students will be provided by the University and Campus and Student Life."
The officer involved was placed on mandatory administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, in accordance with department policy.
Chicago police are investigating the incident, said Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman for the Chicago Police Department. CPD is in charge of investigating the campus police shootings.
The University Security Department, which oversees the campus police department, is also reviewing the shooting, according to the university.
With a force of about 100 officers, the U.C. serves as the main law enforcement agency on campus and, beyond the university's borders, offers patrols to support the Chicago police in an area bounded by 37th Street, 64th Street, Lake Shore Drive and Cottage Grove Avenue, depending on the college. That off-campus patrol agreement was consolidated in the city ordinance in 2011, according to city records.
State law gives police officers on the campus of private colleges the same arrest powers as city and state police officers. Campus police officers must complete mandatory state training, which includes firearm training.
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