Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Update on shooting & lockdown

UCLA shooting was murder-suicide


Two men were killed Wednesday in a murder-suicide in a UCLA engineering building, prompting fears of a possible active shooter on the campus and a leading to a wide-ranging sweep of the university by local and federal authorities.

The shooting was reported shortly before 10 a.m. in Boelter Hall, which is part of the Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, according to the university. The entire campus was placed on lockdown and the Los Angeles Police Department went on a citywide tactical alert as officers swarmed the engineering building and campus.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said two men were found dead inside a small office in the building, and a note and a gun were found nearby. It’s unclear if the two men were students, staff or visitors. The relationship between them was also unknown.

“A homicide and a suicide occurred in the engineering part of the UCLA campus on the south side,” Beck said. “It appears it is entirely contained. We believe there are no suspects outstanding, and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.”

Beck said at least three shots were fired. He confirmed evidence was found at the scene “that could be a suicide note, but we do not know that at this point.” A gun was also recovered, he said...

All classes were canceled for the day at the university...

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