Police have responded to an active shooter situation at the University of Nevada, issuing several warnings to students to “RUN HIDE FIGHT.”
There are multiple wounded victims at the scene, but, at the moment, it’s still being determined how many people have been targeted in this scary incident. However, according to new reports, the alleged shooter is dead.
The Shooter Is Reportedly Dead After Police Rushed To The University
UPDSouth – UNLV
UPD Alert – UNLV
University Police responding to report of shots fire in BEH evacuate to a safe area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.
— UNLV (@unlv) December 6, 2023
People currently present at the University of Nevada received several alerts warning them of the danger in the environment.
The official X account of the university wrote, “UPDSouth – UNLV UPD Alert – UNLV University Police responding to report of shots fire in BEH evacuate to a safe area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.”
There have since been reports that the shooter has been found and is deceased after injuring multiple victims.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) December 6, 2023
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shared in a tweet on X, “UPDATE: The suspect has been located and is deceased.”
Earlier on, footage from the location that was shared online appeared to show tactical crews moving through the campus while searching for the alleged shooter.
Police at the university said the shots were fired at Beam Hall, where the college’s Business School is located. It is unclear at this time if there were any classes in session in the building when the shooting took place.
The Shooter Was A Professor Who Unsuccessfully Sought A Job At The School
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According to law enforcement sources who spoke to the Associated Press, the shooter, killed after murdering multiple people, was a professor who had tried to get a job at the University of Nevada.
Per the news outlet, the gunman, whose actions have terrified a small town still reeling from the death of 60 people following a mass shooting incident in 2017, previously worked at East Carolina University in North Carolina.
At the moment, three people have been confirmed dead after the horrific incident, excluding the deceased gunman. Police have yet to identify the victims of the shooting or a motive.
The gunman reportedly began the shooting from the fourth floor of the building where the university’s Lee Business School is situated. The shooter went to multiple floors before being gunned down during a shootout with two university detectives, per AP News.
Professors And Students Took Cover In Classrooms While The Gunman Rampaged Through The School
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During the terrifying incident, several professors and their students at the school took shelter, with many barricaded in classrooms to hide away from the shooter.
A professor at the university, identified as Kevaney Martin, took refuge under a desk in her classroom, along with three students and another faculty member.
Martin said of the situation, “It was terrifying. I can’t even begin to explain. I was trying to hold it together for my students, and trying not to cry, but the emotions are something I never want to experience again.”
Because there was a shooting at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (@unlv), there were several victims. Students have been evacuated and searched by the police. The shooter is now dead, identified as a 67 year old professor, who applied for a job.
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She revealed that during the ordeal, she was in contact with her friends and family, hoping to receive feedback that the gunman had been captured. Martin and the four people hiding in her classroom eventually joined several others rushing out of the school building after another professor notified them to evacuate.
Martin revealed that on exiting the building, she had her students join her in her car and swiftly drove off the school premises. “Once we got away from UNLV, we parked and sat in silence. Nobody said a word. We were in utter shock,” Martin recounted, per AP News.