The gunman behind the deadly UCLA shooting on June 1 has been identified as former student Mainak Sarkar. The alleged killer reportedly shot professor William Klug before turning the gun on himself, but there may be another victim of his rampage!
There are more shocking details surrounding the tragedy that turned the University of California, Los Angeles into a crime scene. The alleged UCLA shooter’s identity has been revealed and thanks to a reportedly discovered “kill list,” there may possibly be a third casualty of this cold-blooded attack.
The killer of the deadly shooting that left UCLA Professor William Klug, 39, dead on June 1 has been identified as Mainak Sarkar, 38, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, per the Los Angeles Times. Mainak allegedly killed William in a small office in UCLA’s Engineering Building 4 before turning the gun on himself.
Two notes, reportedly written by Mainak, were discovered by the police – one with him at the deadly scene at the Los Angeles campus. That note allegedly requested that someone to “check on [Mainak’s] cat” back in his home in Minnesota. A second note was discovered in his home, which reportedly contained a “kill list.” One of the names on the list belonged to a Minnesota woman who was reportedly discovered dead on June 2, leading authorities to speculate that Mainak may have killed her, too.
Mainak was a former UCLA doctoral student who reportedly accused William of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else. UCLA has reportedly denied that this intellectual property dispute is the cause of the deadly shooting, per ABC News. A second professor was also on the list, but LAPD Chief Beck says that the individual “is fine.”
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 2, 2016
Prior to this shooting, Mainak had verbally attacked William on social media, according to NBC News. He called the professor “a very sick person,” and that “he made me really sick. Your enemy is my enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm. Be careful about whom you trust.”
The deadly shooting put the entire UCLA campus on lockdown as the FBI, ATF and LAPD swarmed the campus. Two victims were first reported to be “down” – before their condition was sadly changed to “dead.” The school was in the middle of its last week of classes, as students were preparing for finals.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of the victims of this tragedy, HollywoodLifers.