Shooting on University of Nevada campus: Police say 'multiple casualties'
On December 6, a shooting occurred on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, causing casualties. Suspect died, reports CNN.
“This is an active investigation. Please continue to avoid the area and monitor emergency response,” police said on X.
Authorities said "several victims" were taken to hospitals, but the number of victims and their conditions were not disclosed.
# BREAKING We are responding to preliminary reports of an #ActiveShooter on the campus of UNLV near BEAM Hall. There appears to be multiple victims at this time. Please avoid the area and we will have more information soon. pic.twitter.com/iylYGPhr33
- LVMPD (@LVMPD) December 6, 2023
According to an earlier social media post, police responded to reports of a shooting with multiple casualties on campus near Beam Hall.
“It appears that there are several victims at the moment. Please avoid the area and we will have more information soon,” police said on X.
At 11:54 a.m. local time, the university posted an emergency notice online that read: "University Police reporting shots fired, please evacuate to a safe area: RUN-HIDE-FIGHT."
— Rj (@rjforbus) December 6, 2023
Shortly after, the university also reported on X that police had responded to "an additional report of shots fired at the Student Union" and advised people to leave the area.
“I sat outside and just had breakfast. I heard three loud bangs and thought, “Whoa, what was that?” – said one student. “The police showed up, then I ran inside. Two minutes later there were shots again. I ran into the basement and stayed there for 20 minutes. I just heard a lot of gunshots."
Vincent Perez, a university professor, said he heard many shots.
“I would say just seven or eight shots, one after the other, loud and very loud,” he said. “As soon as we heard it, we ran back inside and realized it was a real shooting, there was active shooting on campus.”
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“Tragic and heartbreaking news comes from @unlv. Praying for everyone on campus as law enforcement responds to the situation,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wrote on X.
Beam Hall is home to Lee Business School, which has dining halls, laboratories and computer labs, according to its website. This is a five-story building.
UNLV is located just a few miles from the site of the 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival that left at least 58 people dead and hundreds injured.
The White House said it is monitoring reports of a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) “very closely.” It was the middle of the "school week" at the university, with some classes being held and final exams due to begin on December 11th.
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