The entire UCLA campus was put on lockdown on the morning of June 1 when a gunman went on a shooting rampage throughout the university. Click through to watch a live stream of the news coverage and stay informed.
A gunman started shooting on the University of California, Los Angeles campus on the morning of June 1, prompting a campus-wide lockdown, according to the LAPD. The active shooter murdered two victims, and was being pursued by officers trying to protect the campus’ 43,000 students. Click through to watch live news coverage of this terrifying event.
The LAPD confirmed that two victims had been killed by the gunman, and that the shooter was still active about an hour after the incident began. The shooter is being described as a white male, about six feet tall, wearing a black jacket and black pants, according to UCLA student newspaper the Daily Bruin. Police and first responders were on the scene to assess the horrifying situation, which started at the university’s Boelter Hall in the Engineering 4 building. CLICK HERE to watch the live stream and follow coverage of the UCLA shooting.
The two deceased victims’ names have not yet been released. The identity of the active shooter is not known at this time, either, or whether or not they’re a student. University Police Lt. Richard Davis told the Daily Bruin that student had heard a loud noise, followed by the sound of shells hitting the ground.
BruinAlert: Shooting at Engineering 4. Go to secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now!
— UCLA Bruin Alert (@UCLABruinAlert) June 1, 2016
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene, according to those agencies. In addition to sending hundreds of officers to the UCLA campus, the LAPD posted cops around the surrounding neighborhoods in the event the shooter attempts to leave the vicinity.
UCLA is in the middle of their finals week; the school year is over on June 10. The response to this incident is, of course, emotional. This story is still developing by the minute. HollywoodLife.com will be keeping you updated on this senseless tragedy.
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with the entire UCLA community during this horrible time.