Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

UCLA locked down after shooting

Narada Desk | June 1, 2016 11:53 pm Print
The University of California, Los Angeles has been locked down with the reports of 2 victims shot which was probably carried out by a shooter on campus. The premises have been locked down before the graduation of the students taking place. Updates are coming in from the twitter handle of the UCLA Newsroom.

Police confirmed two shooting victims after the UCLA campus reported a possible shooter on campus in an engineering building, The UCLA Newsroom tweeted.

UCLA Newsroom on Twitter

The condition of the victims was not immediately clear.

The campus was placed on lockdown just before 10 a.m. The LAPD was on a citywide tactical alert following shooting.

Students reported hearing a loud noise and gun shellings drop, UCPD Lt. Richard Davis said, according to The Daily Bruin.

Two people were “down” at UCLA and police were searching for someone wearing a black jacket and black pants, The Daily Bruin reported.

Authorities were on the scene at Boelter Hall, a campus media relations officer said.

“We just went to official lock down in the dark!” a school employee told in a text message. “All students moved to the back.”

“We are in lock down…but they seemed to be only focusing over on Boelter Hall because I literally just waked through campus to my building and went straight through to my office. Had no idea of what was going on till I got here!”

A tweet from the UCLA Bruin Alert account warned students to remain on lockdown.

“Go to secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now!” a tweet said.

Officials have placed Fairburn Elementary School, Warner Elementary School and Emerson Community Charter Middle School on lockdown as a precaution due to police activity in the area, according to the Los Angeles School Police Department.

All latest updates about the shooting will be updated on they tweeted.

UCLA Newsroom on Twitter

The last day of classes at UCLA was scheduled for June 3. Graduation is set to take place on June 10 and June 11.