LAPD: 2 dead on UCLA campus died in murder-suicide

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LOS ANGELES (WRIC|KRON|AP)— Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of California at Los Angeles.

The shooting was reported at around 10 a.m. at UCLA’s Boelter Hall, part of the Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science, according to a tweet sent out by school officials.

When officers arrived, they found two adult males who were pronounced dead at the scene. The incident happened in a small office in the engineering building, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sheriff deputies work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Sheriff deputies work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Authorities are not releasing the identities at this time. It is unknown if either individual was a student.

UCLA’s entire campus was locked down for several hours while police searched for a suspect.

UCPD Lt. Richard Davis said students told UCPD they heard a loud noise and gun shellings drop. Davis added he did not know when students first reported the incident.

UCLA released a Bruin Alert about 9:52 a.m. informing students to find a secure location and lock entry.

The school on the west side of Los Angeles is a flagship of the University of California system, with about 43,000 students.

All finals for Wednesday were canceled.

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