Police: Two Dead in UCLA Shooting, No One In Custody

| by Katie Landoll
Officers search UCLA campus.Officers search UCLA campus.

Officials were reporting two deaths in an ongoing active shooter situation at the University of California, Los Angeles on June 1.

Los Angeles police issued a citywide Tactical Alert. In several tweets, LAPD confirmed two dead and urged people to avoid the campus area.

The identities of the victims have not been released, and police say it is unknown if they are students, faculty or visitors.

UCLA issued a campus-wide lockdown, instructing students to shelter in place, according to the school’s emergency alert Twitter account, UCLA Bruin Alert.

According to the LAPD’s official statement, at approximately 10 a.m. local time on June 1, officers “responded to multiple calls of shots fired on the UCLA campus.”

LAPD and the university police are searching for victims as well as suspects. No suspects have been located at this time, but two males have been discovered with gunshot wounds.

Officials described the suspect as a white male dressed in black, The New York Times reports.

According to the university newsroom, the shooting occurred at the Engineering IV building in the Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Police are currently on the scene. Boelter Hall is also being investigated.

Hundreds of armed officers and several helicopters responded to campus and the surrounding area, the Los Angeles Times reports.

News station recordings shows dozens of students walking or running out of buildings, escorted by police.

Students reported barricading themselves inside classrooms and locking doors with belts after receiving news of the shooting.

The school newspaper, the Daily Bruin, is reporting that a number of professors have been instructed by administration to cancel classes and that some finals are being canceled.

Sources: Los Angeles Times, New York Times, UCLA, Twitter (2), (3) / Photo credit: Val Gratias/Twitter

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