A murder-suicide shook the campus of UCLA yesterday, sending the school into lock down and leaving two dead.

While the identity of the shooter has yet to be released, we do know that William Klug, a professor at the University, was one of the individuals killed.

Around 10 a.m (local time), the LAPD began to receive calls and reports of a gunman on the loose on campus. The campus was put on lockdown as both the LAPD and campus police swarmed the premises. The SWAT team was even called to the scene, with their job being to help clear dorms and academics floor by floor.


UCLA Shooting: 2 Killed In Murder Suicide

Eventually, police figured out that the shooting was contained to one small office in the school’s engineering building. In that office they found a weapon, and no other suspects are believed to be involved in the case other than the unidentified shooter who was also found dead.

“Our hearts are heavy this evening as our campus family mourns the sudden and tragic deaths of two people on our campus earlier today,” Chancellor Gene Block said in an email. “Our UCLA family has indeed been shaken, but we will rely upon the strong bonds of our community and our faith in one another as we begin the process of healing.”

Police are still investigating the details surrounding the incident, and has offered counseling services to students. UCLA is still slated to resume having final exams next week, with their commencement set for next Friday.

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