Two people were killed in a shooting on the UCLA campus Wednesday morning, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told Variety.
LAPD public information officer Aareon Jefferson said there are “two fatalities.” The victims were male.
Police are still investigating the shooting in the Engineering IV building, where several units are currently on the scene. LAPD bomb squad members are also on campus.
A Los Angeles SWAT team is clearing the campus and the LAPD placed the city on a tactical alert.
According to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, a radio call came in from campus at 10:03 a.m. PST about the shooter. It was followed by a second 911 call about two victims possibly being down.
The UCLA campus has been on lockdown since 10 a.m., and everyone is being asked to shelter in place.
“Shooting at Engineering 4. Go to secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now,” a BruinAlert read.
According to the campus newspaper, the Daily Bruin, the shooter is being described as a white male about 6 feet tall, who’s wearing a black jacket and black pants.
University Police Lt. Richard Davis told the Daily Bruin that students reported hearing a loud noise followed by the sound of gun shells hitting the ground.
Rafi Sands, vice president of UCLA’s student government, told the Los Angeles Times that about 30 students used their belts to secure their classroom door after news of the shooter spread.
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