UCLA Locked Down Following Alleged Shooting
The University of California at Los Angeles campus is on lockdown after reports of a shooting just before 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday. The shooting reportedly occurred at a university engineering lab. According to university spokesperson Tod Tamberg, two people were shot. The extent of their condition is not yet clear, nor is it apparent whether either of the injured persons is the shooter, though it appears as though police are still searching for the perpetrator. The Daily Bruin, UCLA's student-run newspaper, reported that according to police and other sources the shooter was a white male, approximately six feet tall, and wearing dark clothing: a black jacket and black pants.
Update: The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the deaths of the two shooting victims and that they were the result of a murder-suicide.
Those on campus are currently being asked to shelter in place, including in one of the engineering buildings. The entire city of Los Angeles was placed on tactical alert as of 10:30 a.m. PT.
The shooting reportedly took place at Boelter Hall. The initial details appeared to come from police scanner reports.
Helicopters, ambulances and firetrucks arrived on the scene shortly after reports of the shooting first surfaced. SWAT teams are also on campus. As of this writing, the shooter has not been apprehended.