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Two people killed in murder-suicide shooting at California university

The UCLA police chief said it was possible one of two killed in campus shooting was the gunman.

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TWO PEOPLE HAVE been killed in a murder-suicide shooting at the University of California.

The LA police chief confirmed that the shooting was a murder-suicide.

Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday there was no continuing threat and the campus is safe.

The shooting occurred in a small office in an engineering building. The chief says a gun was found along with what might be a suicide note.

Both the victims are reported to be males. No identifications have been released.

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The sprawling campus was earlier placed on lockdown as police searched university buildings following the shooting.

The UCLA newspaper The Daily Bruin had reported that the shooter was wearing a black jacket and pants.

The campus was placed on lockdown just after 10am local time (6pm Irish time).

People were asked to shelter after the shooting at an engineering building on the campus.

The LA Times reported that the FBI and ATF both responded to the incident – with the LAPD having been placed on tactical alert and sending hundreds of officers to the campus and surrounding areas.

The shooting occurred the week before final exams at the university, the flagship of the University of California system with about 43,000 students.

With AFP and AP

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