2 dead in murder-suicide on UCLA campus

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LOS ANGELES (KRON) — The University of California at Los Angeles is on lockdown after two people were shot dead Wednesday morning, according to officials.

The shooting was reported at around 10 a.m. at UCLA’s Boelter Hall, part of the Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science, according to a tweet sent out by school officials.

School officials have confirmed that two males victim have been shot dead.

The shooter is still at large. Police have described him as a white male about 6 feet tall wearing a black jacket and black pants, according to the Daily Bruin.

Police are sweeping the engineering building for the shooter.

UCPD Lt. Richard Davis said students told UCPD they heard a loud noise and gun shellings drop. Davis added he did not know when students first reported the incident.

UCLA released a Bruin Alert about 9:52 a.m. informing students to find a secure location and lock entry.

The entire campus is on lockdown and police are asking anyone on campus to shelter in place.

The school on the west side of Los Angeles is a flagship of the University of California system, with about 43,000 students. It’s currently the week before final exams.

Further details are unavailable at this time.

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