Tragic Shooting at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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A tragic incident unfolded on Wednesday at the main campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, resulting in the deaths of at least three individuals before the violence concluded with the demise of the suspect, as per authorities.

In a statement shared on social media, the Las Vegas Police Department confirmed that, apart from the shooter, three individuals lost their lives in the incident.

Furthermore, one person who sustained gunshot wounds is currently in critical condition.

An incident at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) main campus on Wednesday resulted in at least three casualties, including the suspect who either died from police gunfire or by suicide, according to authorities.

The identities of the victims remain undisclosed, and the circumstances surrounding the suspect’s demise remain unclear.

Vincent Perez, a UNLV professor, recounted the traumatic experience to MSNBC, describing the sound of rapid gunfire before seeking shelter on campus. The details of the incident remained ambiguous, with Perez emphasizing the reality of an active shooter situation.

Law enforcement quickly responded to the report of an active shooter on campus, engaging the suspect. University police spokesperson Adam Garcia confirmed the suspect’s death during a briefing.

Sheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department assured the community that there was no ongoing threat, but as a precaution, the main UNLV campus and other university branches were closed for the day. The extensive search continued within campus buildings to ensure the safety of all individuals.

Initial reports indicated shots near Beam Hall, housing the business school, with additional reports of gunfire in the Student Union, as per campus police.

The incident clarified around noon, with the suspect located and confirmed deceased within approximately half an hour, according to Las Vegas police.

The UNLV campus, situated close to the Las Vegas Strip, has a significant student population, and authorities noted the visible impact on students, reminiscent of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. The White House stated it was monitoring the situation in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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