A shooting reportedly outside of UCLA’s Boelter Hall (Engineering 4) happened earlier today, causing police to issue a campus-wide lockdown. According to reports, police were first called in at 9:55 AM PST. It’s currently being deemed an active shooter situation.
One student interviewed by KTLA told reporters that police with machine guns entered their engineering classroom and told them to run. SWAT teams are currently on the scene, along with FBI agents, ATF agents, and a bomb squad.
— Karaface (@karaleung) June 1, 2016
Students still in Boelter Hall have sheltered in place, and have begun fortifying the doors. One student still indoors shot a video of students putting tables and chairs against their classroom door.
— Jonah Kay (@jonah_kay) June 1, 2016
Other students have sent out what’s going on inside the building via social media.
— Newt Ripley (@newt_ripley) June 1, 2016
— Jason Schechter (@Jasonschechter) June 1, 2016
The Daily Bruin is reporting two victims so far, both dead. They also report that the shooter is a white male standing at six feet tall. He is allegedly wearing a black jacket and black pants.
Twitter has already erupted with reactions, from sending prayers to expressing disgust.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) June 1, 2016
Hope everyone at #UCLA is safe.
— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) June 1, 2016
— Erin Garrity Rank (@CEOHabitatLA) June 1, 2016
This is the last week for full-time students before summer vacation. Stay safe UCLA.