(LOS ANGELES) — A professor was the victim in a murder-suicide on UCLA’s campus Wednesday, and the shooter was believed to be the teacher’s student, law enforcement sources said.
The incident sparked a campus lockdown and fears of an active shooter.
At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles Police Department chief Charlie Beck said a gun was found. He also said what might be a suicide note was found.
The professor was identified as William Klug, according to two law enforcement officials, who believe Klug was the shooter’s teacher. Klug was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, according to his biographical page on the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science’s website.
Klug was also a married father of one daughter and one son, who coached soccer and Little League Baseball, according to ABC-owned KABC in Los Angeles.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted Wednesday afternoon, “My heart breaks for UCLA and for the families and loved ones involved in this tragedy. #uclashooting.” Newsom then followed up by tweeting a photo of Klug.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 2, 2016
The investigation into the shooting was focused on the school’s Boelter Hall, which is part of its engineering school.
— Karaface (@karaleung) June 1, 2016
Earlier in the day, the school sent out an alert on its Twitter account and issued a campus-wide lockdown.
Teams from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene in addition to the LAPD.
UCLA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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