3 dead, suspected shooter deceased in a UNLV campus shooting

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The University of Nevada Las Vegas was rocked by a shooting that left 3 people dead.

LAS VEGAS, Dec 7: In a shocking incident, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) was rocked by a shooting that left three people dead and another in stable condition. The suspected shooter has also been confirmed dead, according to local law enforcement.

Authorities responded to a call reporting an active shooter at 11:45 a.m. local time near Beam Hall, which houses the university’s Lee Business School. Subsequently, additional shots were reported at the Student Union building adjacent to Beam Hall, leading to a university alert instructing students and staff to evacuate to safety. By 12:37 p.m. local time, law enforcement confirmed the death of the suspect.

The Sunrise Hospital trauma center disclosed that three victims were actively being treated, triggering the activation of the mass casualty protocol. One individual initially listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound was later upgraded to stable condition, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

While authorities know the suspect’s identity, it is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. A confidential law enforcement source revealed that the suspect is a 67-year-old career college professor, although the connection to UNLV remains unclear.

In response to the tragic incident, UNLV has decided to close its campus for the remainder of the week. The Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport, near the university, experienced flight disruptions due to a “security incident,” as indicated by an alert from the Federal Aviation Administration. Furthermore, the basketball game scheduled between UNLV and Dayton for the evening was canceled.

President Joe Biden expressed condolences for the victims of both the Texas and UNLV shootings. In addition to sympathy, he called on Republicans in Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Local officials also expressed dismay over the reports from the UNLV campus.

The UNLV incident marks the 80th school shooting in the United States this year, according to a CNN analysis. Among these, 51 shootings occurred on K-12 campuses, while 29 incidents unfolded on university and college campuses. The grim statistics highlight an ongoing, concerning trend that demands attention and action.

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