Police have confirmed that a murder-suicide occurred when one man shot and killed another, then turned the gun on himself on the campus of UCLA Wednesday.
“It appears it is entirely contained,” said LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck during a press conference. “We believe there are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to the UCLA campus.”
Fox News reports the LAPD was on a citywide tactical alert following the shooting, which happened just after 10 a.m. The campus was placed on lockdown.
Beck said the shooting happened in a small office and both men were found dead at the scene. Students reported hearing loud noises and gun casings dropping, according to UCLA’s campus newspaper. The identities of the men have not yet been made public and their relationship to each other is thus far unknown.
A gun and what Beck said “could be” a suicide note were found at the scene.
With the realization that the shooter was dead and the campus was safe, the LAPD released the students from lockdown.
Students at nearby Fairburn Elementary School, Warner Elementary School and Emerson Community Charter Middle School had also been put on lockdown as a precautioniary measure due to police activity in the vicinity. Much like the UCLA students, they, too, were released from lockdown
The shooting occurred just two days before the final day of classes at the university. (For more from the author of “Murder-Suicide Stuns Students and Faculty at UCLA” please click HERE)