A man who attended a hip-hop festival on the Stanford University campus fired a silver handgun several times as patrons exited the festival Saturday night (May 14), Stanford police said.
Patrons of "Blackfest" were exiting the daylong concert when the man fired multiple shots in the Lagunita parking lot near Roble Field, Stanford police Sgt. Chris Cohendet said.
Witnesses said the man fired the handgun at the ground at about 7:17 p.m. No one was injured, Cohendet said. Police pursued a light-colored car associated with the incident and two people who attempted to escape were detained for questioning but were not arrested, he said.
The shooter has initially been described as a slender black male, 18 to 20 years old with long dreadlocks. He left the scene in an older model gold-colored or burnt orange, two-door car with very large rims and doors that open vertically. The vehicle is believed to be a Lexus or Buick, Cohendet said.
Palo Alto police were called to the scene to help man a campus-wide perimeter in search of the suspect.