Murder-Suicide Kills 2 At UCLA, Shuts Down Campus

Murder-Suicide Kills 2 At UCLA, Shuts Down Campus

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (Reuters) – A murder-suicide killed two people at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, shutting down the campus for two hours as officers in camouflage and tactical gear responded to reports of a shooting.

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UPDATE: June 1, 2016 – 3:42PM

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (Reuters) – A murder-suicide killed two people at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, shutting down the campus for two hours as officers in camouflage and tactical gear responded to reports of a shooting.

“A homicide and a suicide occurred,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told reporters near the scene, saying a gun was recovered at the scene.

“It appears to be entirely contained,” he said. “There are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.”

Both victims were males, officials said, without offering further details.

The shooting created a stir as police approached the scene fearing the shooter might still be active and university officials ordered the campus locked down.

At least three city blocks leading into the campus were filled with dozens of emergency vehicles. Officers in camouflage uniforms with rifles, bulletproof vests and helmets surrounded the area of the shooting.

An armored car was parked in the middle of one intersection, and helicopters clattered overhead.

Students and other bystanders stood calmly, taking pictures on their cell phones and watching the emergency workers.

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Reported as story broke:

Breitbart reported that Police are searching for a gunman on the UCLA campus who allegedly shot two victims Wednesday morning.

Fox News’ Jonathan Hunt confirmed that there are “two victims,” but there is no confirmation of their condition. At 10:39 am Pacific Time, Hunt reported that there is an “active shooter” situation on campus.

UCLA Newsroom tweeted that the shooting is believed to have taken place in Boelter Hall.

CBS Los Angeles reports that the alert of an “active shooter” on Boelter Hall was sent by UCLA police around 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The shooter is described “as a Caucasian man who stands around 6-feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.”

Students and faculty have barricaded themselves inside classrooms, improvising where necessary:

 

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