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2 workers shot during Bay Area dance club robbery

BERKELEY — Berkeley police have arrested one of two suspects who allegedly shot and wounded two employees during an armed robbery of a crowded dance club.

Officials say the incident happened shortly after midnight Saturday when two armed men entered Berkeley's Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center and demanded cash.

Berkeley police say the two employees were shot during the holdup and were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say officers responding to the shooting saw a suspect fleeing the scene and found him behind a nearby building. The second suspect is still at large.

Established 40 years ago, Ashkenaz has become a Berkeley cultural institution that showcases an eclectic mix of international music. Its founder David Nadel was fatally shot by an ejected patron in 1996.


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