LOS ANGELES — Two people were found dead on Wednesday in what police are confirming was a murder-suicide. Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday there was no continuing threat and the campus was safe.
AP confirmed that the shooting occurred in a small office in an engineering building. The chief says a gun was found along with what might be a suicide note.
The identity of the two victims and whether or not they were students or faculty was unknown. The coroner’s office needed to identify the bodies.
Police patrolled the area to make sure that all students were aware that the lockdown had ended.
A campus-wide alert went out immediately after the shootings had been reported to inform students of the situation and to remain indoors, while teams of officers conducted search and rescue missions across the campus.
Report of the shooting originally came from a 911 call at around 9:55 a.m. The origin of the call was unknown at the time of the announcement. There are no other injuries that the police know of and they are doing their best to secure the engineering building and the area around it.
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