Two shot dead in California University


Los Angeles: Two people were killed in a murder-suicide case on Wednesday in the University of California, Los Angeles. Police to lock down the campus for about two hours while officers searched and cleared the area.

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said both victims were found with gunshot wounds in an office on campus. At least three shots were fired and a gun was found at the scene.

"At about 10.00 this morning a homicide and a suicide occurred in the engineering facility of the UCLA campus on the south side," Beck told. "It appears it is entirely contained."

 The shooter was a student who killed a professor before turning the gun on himself. Many students at the university took to social media to offer condolences, identifying the professor as William Scott Klug, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering.

The shooting created a stir as some 200 police approached the scene fearing the shooter might still be active and university officials ordered the campus locked down.

President Barack Obama was briefed aboard Air Force One and he asked his team to keep him updated, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

After several tense hours, university officials announced classes would resume on Thursday.