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Murder-Suicide at UCLA

Police are searching for a gunman on the UCLA campus who allegedly shot two victims Wednesday morning.

Fox News’ Jonathan Hunt confirmed that there are “two victims,” but there is no confirmation of their condition. At 10:39 am Pacific Time, Hunt reported that there is an “active shooter” situation on campus.

The suspect is said to be a white male, about six feet tall, wearing a black jacket and black pants.

UCLA Newsroom tweeted that the shooting is believed to have taken place in Boelter Hall.

CBS Los Angeles reports that the alert of an “active shooter” on Boelter Hall was sent by UCLA police around 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The shooter is described “as a Caucasian man who stands around 6-feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.”

Students and faculty have barricaded themselves inside classrooms, improvising where necessary:

There is a report that at least one victim has been evacuated:

11:00 a.m. PDT: Police are now reportedly going door to door inside UCLA buildings:

11:07 a.m. PDT: LAPD reports that the two victims are dead. KTTV-FOX 11’s Araksya Karapetyan confirms the two UCLA shooting victims are dead. She tweeted, “LAPD confirming two peopled dead.”

11:12 a.m. PDT: The Los Angeles Times confirms that police are searching classroom-by-classroom for the shooter:

Police generally search for suspect in small teams using “grid by grid” system. In this case, officers are going classroom to classroom, lab to lab to “clear” each one as they go.

The idea is to make sure all areas are safe before moving on.

This process was used last year during the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, which killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center. Police slowly cleared the area and later tracked down the shooters. In that case, the sweep uncovered explosive devices that the shooters left at the center.

11:17 a.m. PDT: Student Laura Marina posted her perspective from inside the lockdown on Instagram:

Class ended early because of the shooting. A few left and a few of us decided to stay put and watch the news during this lockdown… Shooter is said to be moving toward Hilgard, which is next to this building! I hope we’re safe here…

11:21 a.m. PDT: Photos from campus show a police officer searching evacuated students:

11:25 a.m. PDT: KTLA’s Tara Wallis reports that some students are being evacuated with their hands up; others are waiting inside buildings on campus waiting to be evacuated.

11:27 a.m. PDT: Helicopters are visible and audible from the Breitbart News headquarters, which is near UCLA in Los Angeles.

11:30 a.m. PDT: More images are emerging from inside the lockdown.

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel reports that the two victims are male.

11:35 a.m. PDT: More lockdown images:

12:00 p.m. PDT: Multiple news outlets, citing NBC Los Angeles and LAPD sources, suggest that the shooting may in fact have been a murder-suicide.

According to Fox 11’s Gigi Graciette, a suicide note was found at the scene near the two shooting victims on the UCLA campus. Graciette tweeted: “BREAKING: Sources say suicide note was found near two people down. Police still treating this as ‘active shooter’ until building cleared.”

12:47 p.m. PDT: During a televised press conference after noon, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck confirmed that the shooting on the UCLA campus is now being handled as a “homicide investigation.” He confirmed one homicide, one suicide. He said it appears that the incident was “entirely contained” and there is “no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.” He said a gun was recovered at the scene.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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