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In an Attack at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 3 People Were Murdered, Four Injured, and the Shooter Also Died

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In an Attack at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 3 People Were Murdered, Four Injured, and the Shooter Also Died

On Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a gunman shot and killed three individuals and gravely injured a fourth, according to authorities, before taking his own life in a gunfight with police. A community still reeling from the deaths of sixty people in a mass shooting that occurred in 2017 a few miles away on the renowned Strip was rocked by the incident.

When police swarmed the campus following reports of gunfire at approximately 11:45 a.m., instructors and students had already locked themselves inside classrooms and dorm rooms.

At an evening news conference, UNLV Police Chief Adam Garcia stated that local and campus police had hurried to the scene, which was the Lee Business School building on campus. There, two university detectives had shot and killed the suspect.

NBC News was informed by three law enforcement sources who are well-versed in the investigation that the deceased suspect is a guy in his 60s.

About forty minutes after the initial reports of an active shooter, the authorities declared the area safe.

Students had congregated outside the facility to eat and play games, according to Sheriff Kevin McMahill. He said that “it could have been countless additional lives taken” if the attacker hadn’t been murdered by the police.

The sheriff declared, “No student should have to fear pursuing their dreams on a college campus.”

No other information regarding the gunshots, the victims, the perpetrator, or a potential motive was immediately provided by the authorities.

Three students and another faculty member sought refuge with Professor Kevaney Martin under a desk in her classroom.

Martin remarked, “I can’t even begin to explain how terrifying it was.” “I was trying not to cry and to hold it together for my students, but those feelings are something I never want to go through again.”

Martin claimed she was messaging family and friends in the hopes of learning that a suspect had been taken into custody. They followed scores of other students who were running out of the building as another professor entered the room and ordered everyone to leave. Martin gathered her students into her vehicle and drove them away from the school.

“After leaving UNLV, we parked and enjoyed some quiet time,” she remarked. “Not a word was spoken. We were absolutely stunned.

This is not a test, the institution wrote on X, alerting students and the public to the emergency. Run, hide, and fight.

According to the university, the gunman was located at the Frank and Estella Building’s Beam Hall. Police were called in response to another report of gunfire at the nearby student union.

According to student Matthew Felsenfeld, he and roughly twelve other students locked themselves out of a building close to the student union.

The moment you tell your parents you love them over the phone is what I mean, according to 21-year-old journalism student Felsenfeld.

Jordan Eckermann, 25, claimed that he heard a loud blast while taking his business law lesson in a second-floor classroom, which he initially believed to be coming from a nearby music class.

However, a sharp alarm went off and the students stood up. According to Eckermann, who left the room after being led outside by a law enforcement officer with a long gun and wearing a bulletproof vest, some students fled the room in terror while others obeyed the professor’s advice to remain composed.

The 332-acre (135-hectare) UNLV campus is situated less than two miles east of the Strip. The number of students on campus among the 30,000 was not immediately apparent.

The shooting took place in a community still reeling from one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, which happened on October 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on a music festival, leaving sixty people dead and hundreds more injured. From a high-rise suite at the Mandalay Bay casino, the gunman started shooting. It is slightly over 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the UNLV campus.

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop on all aircraft into Harry Reid International Airport in reaction to the campus shootings. The airport is located around 2 miles (3 km) north of the institution.

The institution canceled classes through Friday, while the massacres in Las Vegas forced UNLV’s basketball matchup against the institution of Dayton, Ohio, to be postponed until Wednesday night.

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