The shooting at UCLA has been confirmed as a murder-suicide. After the campus spent two hours on lockdown, the LAPD has revealed that this was an isolated incident and the two men involved are dead.
Officials were led on a hunt throughout the UCLA campus on June 1 when two people were discovered dead after a shooting. Now, the event has been confirmed as a murder-suicide, with no other victims being reported.
The shooting went down around 10:00 PST in a small office inside the school’s Engineering IV building, Boelter Hall, where classes were in session. Authorities rushed to the scene and placed the area on lockdown, urging students to seek shelter and stay inside as the situation was assessed.
When officials first arrived to the campus, it was only reported that two people had been shot, and their condition was not immediately known. Police later confirmed that both victims were pronounced dead, and it’s been reported that a suicide note was found at the scene, confirming the murder-suicide.
“The UCLA shooting is ruled a homicide and a suicide, and it is entirely contained,” the LAPD police chief said.
The motive in this situation is still unknown, but the school was slowly being lifted off its lockdown after it was confirmed that the shooter was dead. UCLA is in the middle of finals week, so the school is still busy and thriving, and this all went down at a building around the center of campus.
Throughout the two hour lockdown, students and faculty were hiding in buildings all over the school, with many creating makeshift barricades for better security.
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