1st LD: Police respond to shooting on university campus in Las Vegas, suspect dead

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  • Thursday, 07 Dec 2023

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Police responded to reports of a shooting on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), on Wednesday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said the suspected shooter on campus "has been located and is deceased."

"The suspect is contained. This is an active investigation. Please continue to avoid the area and watch for responding emergency units," LVMPD said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The shooting happened near BEAM Hall on the campus of UNLV. It appears there are multiple victims, according to the police.

Around noon local time, the university posted an emergency notice online, saying, "University Police responding to report of shots fire in BEH evacuate to a safe area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT."

Shortly after, the university said on X that police were responding to "additional report of shots fired in the Student Union," and advised people to evacuate the area.

LVMPD said it would provide a preliminary update soon.

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