UCLA shooting: Murder-suicide occurs on campus


Los Angeles (CNN)A murder-suicide at UCLA on Wednesday prompted a campuswide lockdown and forcing hundreds of terrified students to hide in buildings.

UCLA Student Body President Michael Skiles identified Professor William S. Klug as the individual who was slain.

Klug is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, according to the UCLA's website. He received his undergraduate degree at Westmont College, then obtained a Masters at UCLA and a Ph.D. Caltech.

He also led the Klug Research Group, which studied "problems at the interface of mechanics and biology."
"We aim to understand how the physical properties of biological structures and materials are involved in biological function from molecular and cellular scales upward," the group's website says.

The situation was contained by shortly after noon, and there was no ongoing threat to to the campus, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. He said police found a weapon, and no suspects remain at large.

Students use belts and cords to secure doors.

UCLA said classes were canceled for the rest of Wednesday, but are expected to resume Thursday, except for the engineering school, where the death occurred. Classes there will resume Monday, officials said.

Beck said the shooting took place in a small office in the engineering building. He said he did not know whether the dead were students.

Authorities had received reports of an active shooter in or near the building, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im said.

Officials put the campus on lockdown as authorities investigated. Throngs of police with long guns patrolled the streets of the campus of more than 40,000 students.

Source: CNN News

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