60.5 F
Fort Worth
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
- Advertisements -
News 2 dead in murder-suicide at UCLA, police say

2 dead in murder-suicide at UCLA, police say

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A shooting that left two men dead at UCLA on Wednesday and led to a massive response on the campus in a bustling part of Los Angeles was a murder-suicide, authorities said.

Police Chief Charlie Beck declared the campus safe about two hours after authorities received a 911 call. The shooting happened in a small office in an engineering building called Boelter Hall, and a gun was found along with what might be a suicide note, he said. No names have been released.

Hundreds of officers from multiple federal and local agencies swarmed the campus, which had been placed on lockdown. Teams in tactical gear looking for victims and suspects ran across campus, some with weapons drawn, and stormed into buildings. People emerged from buildings with their hands raised or behind their heads.

The shooting occurred the week before final exams at UCLA, a major campus of the University of California system with about 43,000 students.

Many students posted to social media, many to let friends and family know they were safe. Some described frantic evacuation scenes and a large police response. Others wrote that their doors weren’t locking and posted photos of items like photocopiers and foosball tables pushed up against them.

The focus of police activity was a cluster of engineering buildings near the center of a campus that occupies 419 acres in Los Angeles. At a mathematical sciences building near Boelter Hall, SWAT officers with guns drawn cleared occupants who emerged one by one.

One man walked out with his hands up and was told to get on his knees. An armed officer searched him and his backpack, then sent him on his way with his hands still in the air.

Bioengineering professor Denise Aberle said she could see “a lot of police activity with innumerable cars” and a police helicopter hovering over the engineering building.

“Police keep coming,” she said.

- Advertisements -
- Advertisements -

Latest News

Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

By BILL BARROW and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald...

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, DARLENE SUPERVILLE, WILL WEISSERT and MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate...

Chamber honors Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of TTI Inc., with Halsey Award

Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of TTI Inc., was honored with the annual Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Susan Halsey Executive Leadership...

Viewers’ Guide: Trump, Biden meet in Ohio for 1st debate

By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will meet in their first debate...

Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges...