Police on Wednesday confirmed two victims of gunfire in the famous UCLA in Los Angeles, California, the vast campus is currently closed.
“We have two victims,” Tony Im, a police spokesperson said without elaborating.
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UCLA also confirmed on its Twitter account that “the police confirmed two victims of gunfire at UCLA. The campus remains cordoned off. ”
The university said on the social network that the alleged gunman would was in the Boelter Hall, which is where the School of Engineering is located.
A message on the schools website reads:
Police are investigating a shooting in Engineering IV. Police are on the scene and report that there are two victims. The campus remains on lockdown.
People are being asked to shelter in place.
Updates will be posted as they become available.
The city of Los Angeles is on tactical alert as of 10:30 a.m., according to the LAPD, and motorists are being asked to avoid the campus.
The school’s newspaper, the Daily Bruin, is reporting that the shooter is wearing a black jacket and black pants.
Warner Elementary School, Fairburn Avenue Elementary School and Emerson Middle School near UCLA are on lockdown during the investigation, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Mehwish Khan, a 21-year-old psycho-biology student, took cover in the library along with several other students.
“The whole campus just started running and I started running too,” she told a reporter over her cell phone.
“Everyone was very confused. We got in a building, and no one knew what was going on,” she said.
As she spoke by phone, she started hearing helicopters hovering overhead.
“A lot of people thought it was a joke or a drill,” she said.
Check back for updates on this developing story.