UCLA Shooting Shots fired in American University, 2 confirmed dead

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) also issued an official statement asking people to evacuate the area, describing it as an active shooter situation.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Police combat team on cordoning off the University of California (UCLA). play

Police combat team on cordoning off the University of California (UCLA).

(RT)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A shooter has opened fire on students at the Engineering building of the University of California (UCLA).

CNN reports that the entire campus was placed on lockdown and security operatives cordoned off the whole area.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) also issued an official statement asking people to evacuate the area, describing it as an active shooter situation.

 

The UCLA newsroom also confirmed that two people have been shot.

The two victims who were shot by the assailant have also been confirmed dead.

According to TMZ,  the shooting reportedly happened near Boelter Hall, adding that police snipers were positioned in strategic positions in the campus.

CNN also reports that the police combat team combed every class in the Engineering building to make sure students were safe.

Reports also say the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other security agencies were on ground to assist with investigations.

An employee, Kimberly, who called CNN, said a guy came into the UCLA campus with a shotgun and opened fire.

Reports say the campus was busy, because lectures were winding down and exams were slated to start on Monday, June 6, 2016, so students were in classes for reviews.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015–2016 ranks UCLA 16th in the world for academics and 13th in the world for reputation.

Watch video report below.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.