LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a shooting incident on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, which resulted in multiple victims. Police have confirmed that the suspected shooter, who had been located on the premises, is now deceased.
The police had urged the public to avoid the area while they conducted their investigations. The incident began with reports of shots fired near Beam Hall on the campus. Due to the ongoing nature of the situation, the exact number of victims remains unknown at present.
An emergency message from the university was published online urging those on campus to evacuate and follow the procedure of Run, Hide, Fight upon hearing gunshots. Shortly after this, another alert appeared on social media indicating more reports of shots fired in the Student Union building, emphasizing the urgency to vacate the area.
A student who was on campus during the incident recounted hearing multiple shots while they tried to take cover. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman took to social media to express her distress in the wake of the incident, sending her prayers to all involved on campus.
Beam Hall, the initial site of the shooting, is home to the Lee Business School and includes several computer labs, classrooms, and food service kitchens. The five-story building is a central part of the UNLV campus, further highlighting the gravity of this event.
UNLV is also relatively close to the location of the infamous 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, which claimed the lives of 58 people and left hundreds more injured.