A mass shooting Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has ended with multiple victims and the shooter dead, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Las Vegas authorities said there is no longer a threat but did not provide details about the number of victims or their conditions. They said they are still searching the campus.
The shooting was reported around noon at the campus a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip.
The shooting occurred at the Frank and Estella Beam Hall, which is home to the Lee Business School, according to Las Vegas police.
Authorities also investigated reports of shots fired elsewhere on campus near the student union.
Several major thoroughfares near the campus remained closed, and a mass of police are in and around the University District. Several other schools in the area also were on lockdown.
Around 12:30 p.m., police said the suspect was “deceased.”
The shooter died after a massive tactical response by not only Las Vegas Metro police and its SWAT vehicles but also federal law enforcement, sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Carlos Eduardo Espina, a UNLV student who has more than 7 million followers on TikTok, went live on the platform in the aftermath of the shooting while still on lockdown.
In Spanish, he wondered aloud whether he was safe and addressed rumors of a second shooter. He said he was in the middle of a test when the first alert came in. Sitting in a classroom, he tracked coverage of the event and reacted on camera.
The shooting comes more than six years after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 music festival from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay.
That attack killed 59 people and injured more than 400.
Paddock was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
(Los Angeles Times staff writer Joseph Serna contributed to this report.)
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