Active Shooting Suspect ‘Deceased’ on Gun-Free UNLV Campus

Police are seen at the scene of a shooting on the UNLV campus on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023,
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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.

The Associated Press

Nevada State Police officers head onto the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an active shooter, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Initial reports were followed by a report of shots fired in the Student Union as well:

The LVMPD tweeted:

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.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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