Two people were confirmed dead after a shooting on UCLA campus earlier today, according to the LA Times. Around 10 a.m. PST, the UCLA alert Twitter account sent out a tweet telling everyone to head to a secure location because of a shooting in one of the engineering buildings.
The campus was locked down for police to search for the gunman. Officials with the Los Angeles police, including a SWAT team; the university police; and the Bureau of Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene in response.
Both people were found inside the Boelter Engineering Building—the identities of the victims have yet to be released. Officers are sweeping and evacuating the buildings on campus and encouraging people in the area to stay away.
Many students took to social media to let their families and friends know they were safe, some students had to secure their hiding spaces by securing doors that couldn’t lock with belts.
As of 12:17 PST, the UCLA Bruin Alert account has given the all clear, ending the lockdown.