According to CNN, a shooting occurred on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus in the US on Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and one critically injured.
“According to our investigators at the scene, we have three deceased victims and one additional victim in critical condition at a local hospital. The suspect in this #activeshooter incident is also deceased,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department posted on X.
The victims were taken to hospitals and the suspected shooter on the campus “has been located and deceased”, CNN reported quoting the LAPD.
Following a shooting, University Police Services on X stated that authorities in Las Vegas were still clearing buildings on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Authorities declared the incident to be an “active investigation” and asked everyone on campus to remain indoors until the area has been cleared. According to a social media post, earlier on Wednesday, police were called to the scene of a shooting on campus near Beam Hall, which houses the university’s Lee Business School, that left multiple victims injured.
At 11.54 am (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 informred that police were responding to “additional report of shots fired in the Student Union”, and advised people to evacuate the area.
“I was sitting outside, I was just having breakfast. I heard three loud booms and I was like, oh, what was that?” a student told CNN affiliate KVVU, adding, “Police showed up, then I ran inside.