An active shooting suspect has been “located and is deceased,” according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD), after reports of shots fired on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus in Beam Hall Wednesday at 11:46 a.m.
UPDATE: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued an update on the UNLV shooting, noting that three people were killed in the incident and one person was critically wounded.
Initial reports were followed by a report of shots fired in the Student Union as well:
UPDSouth – UNLV
UPD Alert – UNLV
University Police responding to additional report of shots fired in the Student Union, evacuate the area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.
— UNLV (@unlv) December 6, 2023
The LVMPD tweeted:
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) December 6, 2023
There are reported injuries, but no word as to the degrees of injuries among reported victims.
UNLV prohibits guns on its campuses. The school’s policy website points to a state law–NRS 2o2.265–which prohibits firearms on campuses, and the university policy mirrors that statute.
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