Updated Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 p.m. EDT: Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck declared the UCLA campus safe after confirming that the shooter was one of two men killed in a small office in a building on the campus’s engineering complex, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“The campus is now safe,” Beck told reporters in a news conference shortly after 12 p.m. PT.
Beck confirmed that two men were left dead as a result of a murder-suicide that prompted widespread response from law enforcement and sent the campus into a lockdown.
Authorities have not yet identified the two men, and a motive has still not been made clear.
A shooting at UCLA Wednesday resulted in the deaths of two people and has prompted a massive response from local and federal authorities, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The university campus was placed on lockdown around 10 a.m. as police searched for the alleged shooter, who reportedly started firing in a School of Engineering building.
The FBI and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded promptly to the news of the shooting, while the Los Angeles Police Department, having been placed on citywide tactical alert, dispatched officers onto the school’s Westwood campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
According to the Times, it is not immediately clear what the motive behind the shooting was.
Students reportedly hid in classrooms, some securing doors that wouldn't lock with belts, after being told to shelter in place as word of the gunman spread. Some students were seen leaving the campus buildings with their hands above their heads as officers searched the campus.
The school newspaper, the Daily Bruin, reported that the shooter was wearing a black jacket and black pants.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.