Two people were killed in a shooting at the UCLA Wednesday morning.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. inside the Engineering IV building of the university, which had hundreds of students in it at the time. Immediately, the university was placed on lockdown, and officials from the Los Angeles police, the university police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the incident. Officials went building-to-building escorting groups to safer locations. Once officials knew the situation was contained, they ended the lockdown and allowed students to return to parts of campus after reporting that there was no continuing threat to the university.
UCLA canceled the remainder of classes Wednesday, but school officials want to resume regular class meetings as soon as possible. The majority of the campus is expected to return to its normal schedule Thursday, but the Engineering IV building will remain closed for the remainder of the week, officials said. The university will also provide counselors for students to meet with.
"The University of South Carolina sends its condolences to the UCLA family upon the killing of Professor Klug," University President Harris Pastides tweeted Thursday morning. "We are thinking of you."
Police have deemed the incident an apparent murder-suicide. They identified the deceased as William S. Klug, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Mainak Sarkar, a former doctoral student of the university. Officials have identified Sarkar as the gunman.