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Shots were fired in the Engineering IV building on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, about 9:45 a.m. CDT, on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), as reported by “The New York Times.”
According to the UCLA Police Chief, James Harren, “[the] motive was unclear, left two unidentified people killed, with one of them most likely to be the male gunman, [who was] dressed in black jacket and black pants.”
Chief Herren further added, “the police is conducting a thorough search operation of both the shootout location and the university campus and would continue doing so till the place is deemed to be completely safe.”
The “Daily Bruin,” UCLA’s student newspaper confirmed the search operation by reporting that “the police steered the building clear of students and staff members, with the former being asked to kneel down one by one as the officers searched both for them and their backpacks.”
Meanwhile, according to a statement issued by the university, “the campus has been locked down, with classes suspended for the next couple of hours till the situation restores back to normalcy, as requested by the administrators from the professors and people are being asked to take shelter wherever they find a place.”
UPDATE: 6:18 p.m. “Los Angeles Times” reported the shooting that took place earlier in the day is being called a murder-suicide by the police. The victim was an associate professor at UCLA. His name was William S. Klug, the father of two and only 39 years old. The apparent suicide is thought to be a person who was young enough for authorities to believe he was a student. He shot Klug and then turned the gun on himself. His identity has not been released.
Guardian Liberty Voice will provide updates as they become available.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
The New York Times: UCLA Shooting Leaves 2 Dead
Los Angeles Times: UCLA shooting live updates: Professor killed in shooting was William S. Klug
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