Two men dead in murder-suicide at UCLA; campus lockdown lifted
LOS ANGELES, CA — Two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning in what Los Angeles police are calling a murder-suicide.
Police received reports of an active shooter at 10 a.m. According to UCLA Newsroom, the shooting occurred in the Engineering IV building.
The Los Angeles Police Department released the following statement:
At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning Los Angeles police officers responded to multiple calls of shots fried on the UCLA campus. Both LAPD and UCLA police began a search for suspects and victims. The LAPD confirmed that two males were located suffering gunshot wounds. The LAPD is continuing a methodical search of the campus and surrounding area; however, no additional suspects have been seen. Also on scene is the Los Angeles Fire Department. The LAPD is actively engaged in securing the safety of students and surrounding community.
The Los Angeles Police Department reminds you that in dynamic situations, preliminary information is often inaccurate. Please rely on information provided by the Los Angeles police Department and UCLA officials.
Around 12 p.m. PT, LAPD Chief Beck labeled the double-shooting as a murder-suicide, and said there is no longer a threat to campus.
We will update this story as more info becomes available.