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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".

Students told 'go to secure location' in university shooting

Students and staff at the University of California have been ordered to "go to secure locations and deny entry", in a tweet put out by university officials.

Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed two deaths in the shooting.

The campus remains on lockdown.

The shooting takes place a week before final exams.

Boelter Hall is near the center of a campus that occupies 419 acres in a bustling part of Los Angeles.

Victims of California gunman 'believed to be dead'

Armed police at the scene Credit: APTN

The two victims in the University of California shooting are believed to have been killed, according to NBC reports.

Bahjat Alirani who studies bioengineering at the university posted the following on Twitter: "Police yelling at everyone in Boelter to evacuate immediately."

The scene on campus Credit: APTN

"I was in Boelter and I just see police spread around in the building yelling at everyone to run."

The university has more than 43,000 enrolled students, according to its website.

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