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Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Gunman Kills Three on UNLV Campus: University Closed in Wake of Tragedy

A gunman opened fire on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), on Wednesday, December 6, resulting in the deaths of three people and critical injuries to another. The shooter, identified as a 67-year-old career college professor, was fatally shot by responding officers.

The incident occurred near Beam Hall, the home of UNLV’s Lee Business School, at around 11:45 am. Both the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and UNLV police quickly responded to reports of an active shooter. Shortly after the initial report, authorities received another report of gunfire at the Student Union building.

According to Adam Garcia, the Director of University Police Services Southern Command, two UNLV campus detectives encountered the suspect outside Beam Hall and engaged in a shoot-out, which resulted in the suspect’s death.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill confirmed that three people were killed and one was critically injured in the shooting. Four individuals were also taken to local hospitals for panic attacks. Two officers sustained minor injuries while searching for victims. The identities of the victims have not been disclosed, and the suspect’s name is being withheld until his next of kin is notified.

While the motive for the shooting remains unknown, investigators have revealed that the shooter, an elderly college professor, had recently applied for a job at UNLV but was denied. The shooter was also connected to someone who worked at the university.

Both Sheriff McMahill and Governor Lombardo praised the swift response of the officers, who prevented further bloodshed by immobilizing the suspect. President Joe Biden expressed his condolences, calling the incident another act of gun violence on a college campus.

In the wake of the tragedy, UNLV announced that the campus will be closed on Thursday and Friday. This closure will allow the university community time to grieve and recover from the traumatic event.

The UNLV shooting serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in the United States and the need for increased measures to prevent such tragic incidents. As the investigation continues, the focus will be on understanding the motive behind the shooting and implementing necessary steps to ensure the safety of students and faculty on college campuses.

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