Two male adults are dead after what appeared to be a murder-suicide at the University of California at Los Angeles, the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Wednesday.
The victims were found in an office inside UCLA’s Engineering IV building, where the shooting took place.
The chief of the LAPD, Charlie Beck, said “at about 10 this morning a homicide and a suicide occurred at the engineering building on the south side. It appears it is entirely contained. We believe there are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.”
Authorities arrived about 9:55 a.m. local time amid reports of a shooter on campus. The campus was on lockdown as police searched buildings, Beck said.
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) were at the scene, along with “literally hundreds” of other police and fire personnel, according to UCLA’s police chief.
An LA Times photographer tweeted out dramatic photos from the scene:
The city of Los Angeles was put on tactical alert following the shooting.
People barricaded themselves in classrooms using belts and other makeshift tools to lock doors:
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