GG News Bureau
NEW YORK, 8th Dec. The local authorities in Las Vegas on Thursday said that a shooting on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus killed 3 people and injured one.
LAPD quoted in media that the victims were taken to hospitals and the suspected shooter on the campus “has been located and deceased”.
Authorities in Las Vegas were still evacuating buildings on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus after a shooting, the University Police Services posted on X.
Authorities asked anyone on campus to continue sheltering in place until the area is cleared, and described the incident as an “active investigation.”
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department posted on X said “According to our investigators at the scene, we have three deceased victims and one additional victim in critical condition at a local hospital. The suspect in this #activeshooter incident is also deceased.”
Police responded to reports of a shooting with multiple victims on the campus on Wednesday near Beam Hall, the home of the university’s Lee Business School, according to a social media post.
It reported that at 11.54 am (local time), the university posted an emergency notice online, stated “University Police responding to report of shots fire in BEH evacuate to a safe area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.”
The university informred that police were responding to “additional report of shots fired in the Student Union”, and advised people to evacuate the area.
“I was sitting outside, I was just having breakfast. I heard three loud booms and I was like, oh, what was that?” a student told a local station KVVU, added “Police showed up, then I ran inside.
“After two minutes, more shots. I ran into the basements, and I was there for 20,” the student said, added “I was just hearing a lot of shots.”
The latest incident came as students are in the middle of a study week before taking final exams and going on winter break in the same city that suffered the worst mass shooting in modern US history in 2017.