SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a fraternity whose members hazed a pledge by repeatedly firing a BB gun at him, the school said on Monday.
The prospective member of Pi Kappa Phi had been shot on April 8 at least 30 times and was later treated at a local hospital for welts and bruises.
School officials placed the fraternity on a so-called "interim" suspension, which bars members from any fraternity activities and strictly limits their use of their chapter house to residential purposes, such as eating and sleeping.
"We're also investigating students who were actually involved in the alleged shooting," said university spokeswoman Marie Felde.
Earlier this year, a pledge at a California State University, Chico fraternity died from water poisoning in a hazing incident there.