By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on a fatal shooting at UCLA (all times local):

7:10 p.m.

A law enforcement official says the victim of a murder-suicide that locked down the UCLA campus for hours was a mechanical engineering professor.

William S. Klug was gunned down in an engineering building office Wednesday morning, according to the official who has knowledge of the investigation but wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss it.

The shooter has not yet been identified.

Colleagues of Klug’s tell The Associated Press he was a married father of two and a kind, gentle person.

UCLA biology and chemistry Professor Charles Knobler said those who knew Klug are in shock. He described the professor as “a very lively, lovable, likable guy.”


Reporting from AP writer Amanda Lee Myers


6:11 p.m.

A UCLA student who spent hours sheltering in a building after a campus shooting that killed two people did the same thing two years ago during another deadly attack farther north.

Twenty-one-year-old Jeremy Peschard says Wednesday’s lockdown felt “eerily similar” to May 23, 2014, when he was locked down in a dorm at UC Santa Barbara.

That’s when a mentally ill man, Elliot Rodger, killed six university students and wounded 13 other people near the Isla Vista campus before killing himself.

Peschard says it was scary in both cases to be shut off from the world, but he was a bit less shocked this time.

Peschard says it’s sad, but in this day and age, college shootings seem to have become so common that people are treating them as a “normalized threat, almost like a natural disaster.”


5:10 p.m.

A UCLA official says he’s troubled by reports of doors that couldn’t be locked when students were trying to take shelter after a shooting on campus.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh said Wednesday that the school will review the situation with the doors and all of its procedures to make sure the campus is as secure as possible.

Waugh said he was pleased with the campus alert system that quickly texted and emailed people about the danger.

Police say the morning shooting was a murder-suicide that occurred in an office in an engineering building where the bodies of two men were found.

Waugh would say only that the men were members of the campus community. He did not release any further information about them.

Waugh said the engineering school, where the shooting took place, will not have classes until Monday, when finals week begins. Classes on the rest of campus resume Thursday.


1:10 p.m.

Classes have been canceled for the rest of the day at UCLA after what police say was a murder-suicide in an engineering building.

Officials say the campus will reopen Thursday.

The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in an office where the bodies of two men were found.

Police say one was the shooter and a gun was discovered.

The shooting occurred the week before final exams at the university.


12:20 p.m.

The Los Angeles police chief says the shooting of two men at UCLA 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.

No identifications have been released.


11:50 p.m.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on a shooting on UCLA’s sprawling campus that left two people dead.

Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was updated as he flew aboard Air Force One to Elkhart, Indiana, for public appearances.

Earnest says the president asked to be kept informed of the latest developments in the case.


11:40 a.m.

The UCLA police chief says it’s possible that one of the two people killed in an on-campus shooting might have been the shooter.

However, Chief James Herren says that has not been confirmed.

The chief says an active search remained underway Wednesday to ensure there are no more victims and no outstanding suspects.

A Los Angeles police statement says the dead are male but provides no other identification.


11:20 a.m.

A Los Angeles police spokesman says two people were killed in a shooting on the UCLA campus.

Officer Aareon Jefferson at police headquarters confirmed the two fatalities in the Wednesday morning shooting.

A department statement adds only that the victims are male.

Police officers are conducting a methodical search of the campus, examining students and their bags.


10:55 a.m.

A campus official says two people have been shot at UCLA.

Media relations officer Rebecca Kendall confirmed the shooting occurred Wednesday and there are two victims, but she says their conditions are unknown.

Numerous university and Los Angeles city police officers have responded, moving about the campus with weapons drawn.

The 419-acre campus is on lockdown.

The school on the west side of Los Angeles is a flagship of the University of California system, with about 43,000 students. It’s currently the week before final exams.


10:45 a.m.

Police are responding to shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Campus media relations officer Rebecca Kendall said Wednesday there are two victims but their conditions are unknown.

Kendall says it’s not known if the situation remains active.

The campus is on lockdown.


10:30 a.m.

Authorities have responded to a report of a possible shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im says the department’s officers are responding to a report of an active shooter Wednesday morning.

Numerous officers can be seen on the campus on the west side of the city.

Campus media relations officer Rebecca Kendall says the report came in at 9:55 a.m. and involves Boelter Hall, a science building.

The campus is on lockdown.


10:15 a.m.

Police are responding to a report of a possible shooter at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Campus media relations officer Rebecca Kendall says police are on scene Wednesday morning at Boelter Hall, a science building.

The campus is on lockdown.

Kendall says the report came in about 9:55 a.m.

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