At least 2 casualties reported in shooting at UCLA


At least two victims are “down” after a shooting at the University of California at Los Angeles, a UCLA spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

Authorities are responding to the scene amid reports of an active shooter on the campus, which is on lockdown.

Campus media relations officer Rebecca Kendall says police are on scene Wednesday morning at Boelter Hall, a science building. Kendall says the report came in about 9:55 a.m, and the LAPD is advising residents to stay away from the area.

News footage from local station KTLA showed police, fire personnel, and ambulances on the scene. The FBI is also on the scene, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)  is en route.

Early reports had little concrete information on the potential shooting, but KTLA anchors reported that the situation was being treated by police as having two confirmed shooting victims and one shooter who was not in police custody.

The university sent out an alert to students via text message, email, and social media with the text: “BruinAlert: Shooting at Engineering 4. Go to secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now!”

A student interviewed by MSNBC said that students were told by police to run from the scene.

This story is developing.

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