Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), prompting the campus to go into lockdown Wednesday morning, according to the LAPD.
Both of the dead were men, found inside an engineering building with gunshot wounds, according to police. A gun was found along with the bodies at the scene, and at least three shots were fired, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.
“It appears it is entirely contained. We believe there are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said just after 12 p.m. local time, adding that students would soon be released from lockdown.
The shooting prompted a massive response and left students hunkered down in their buildings. The LAPD responded with a SWAT team and the department’s bomb squad, LAPD Captain Andy Neiman said. There were no reports of bombs of explosive devices, he said.
Police initially received a call about the shooter at 10 a.m. local time. Los Angeles has been put on a citywide tactical alert, officials said. The FBI and ATF were also responding to the shooting, officials said.
There are more than 43,000 people enrolled at the school, according to its website.