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University professor dead in campus 'murder-suicide'

William Klug, a professor of mechanical engineering, taught at UCLA Credit: UCLA

A university professor has been named as having been killed in "murder-suicide" at the University of California campus in America.

Two adult males died in the shooting which led to a full campus lockdown.

Now, one of dead has been named as William Klug, a professor of mechanical engineering, who was gunned down in an engineering building office.

Colleagues of the 39-year-old told 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 were shock.

He described the professor as "a very lively, lovable, likable guy".

UCLA campus reopens after shooting

An armed officer on the university campus Credit: Reuters

The University of California's campus has reopened after two people died in a shooting.

The campus lockdown has now ended, but classes are cancelled for the day.

The deaths in the apparent murder-suicide are believed to be two adult males according to the university's press office.

The shooting took place in a small office in an engineering building.


Shooting was 'murder-suicide', police say

Los Angeles Police Chief says that the shooting at the university campus was a murder-suicide and that the campus is now safe.

A homicide and a suicide occurred. It appears to be entirely contained.

– Los Angles Police Chief Charlie Beck

'Police find suicide note and handgun'

A Los Angeles Metro Police squad conducts a search on the University of California. Credit: Reuters

Police have found a suicide note and a handgun, NBC Los Angeles have reported.

'Certainly possible one of victims is shooter'

Police say one of the victims of the University of California gunman could be the shooter themself.

UCLA Police Chief James Herren said: "It is certainly possible that one of the victims is a shooter".

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