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Two Shot Dead on University Campus in California

  • VOA News

Police work at the scene of a shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, June 1, 2016.

Two people were shot dead Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles, prompting authorities to temporarily lock down the campus.

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says the shooting was a murder-suicide. He described both victims as male adults.

A law enforcement official told The Los Angeles Times that, based on the appearances of the deceased, police believe that a professor was shot by someone young enough to be a student who then turned the gun on himself.

The shooting occurred in a small office in an engineering building. The chief says a gun was found along with what might be a suicide note. Police have not identified the men involved.

UCLA is located in the Westwood section of Los Angeles and has a student population of more than 40,000. The shooting occurred the week before final exams were to be held at the school.

UCLA, in Los Angeles, California
UCLA, in Los Angeles, California