A shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has resulted in three deaths and one critical injury.
The suspected gunman, a former professor, was killed in a shootout with police.
The attack, the worst in the city since 2017, prompted a swift response from law enforcement, preventing further casualties. (Trending: Trump Announces Major Promise For 2024)
“Importantly, there was a gathering just outside of the building where the students were playing games and eating food. . . . And if it hadn’t been for the heroic actions of one of those police officers who responded, there could have been countless additional lives taken. Armed confrontation of the suspect by law enforcement stopped the suspect’s further actions,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill said.
“Today is a tragic day for UNLV. It is with the utmost sadness and grief that I am writing to you about a shooting that took place late this morning on our campus – our home,” said UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield.
“We’re all still in shock as we process the unfathomable event. Members of our community lost their lives and others were injured.”
“My heart aches for our UNLV family.”
“I know all of us are sending our love and support to the victims, their families, and friends during this difficult time,” Whitfield wrote.
“I am incredibly grateful to the countless first responders from University Police Services, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Fire Department, and all emergency responders and medical personnel for their immediate and dedicated response,” Whitfield added.
“Their actions today were brave, heroic, and indicative of the strength and resilience of our community.”
The university has canceled classes and activities, offering mental health support to its community.
The motive and weapon used in the shooting remain unknown as the investigation continues.