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4 dead, including suspect, after University of Nevada shooting

People on the UNLV campus were urged to shelter in place.



The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has reported that three individuals are deceased, and one is in critical condition at a local hospital after a shooting on UNLV’s campus on Wednesday.

According to two sources who told Channel3 NOW Investigators, the suspect is identified as an older white man in his 60s. These sources also suggest that the shooter may have a connection to an individual working on campus.

Las Vegas police have confirmed the death of the suspect in the UNLV campus shooting, and they are conducting evacuations one building at a time.

Sheriff Kevin McMahill has assured that there is no ongoing threat to the campus.

A statement from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials has verified the presence of at least three victims, although the severity of their injuries remains uncertain.

Authorities have acknowledged that the count of victims may be subject to change. Responding to reports of an active shooter at the UNLV campus around 11:45 a.m., Metropolitan police indicated, “There appears to be multiple victims at this time.”

The eastbound off-ramp on I-15 at Tropicana, leading toward the Strip, is currently closed, as informed by the police. Anticipate delays and consider using alternative routes if feasible. Maryland Parkway, spanning from University Center Drive to Tropicana Avenue near UNLV, is closed to traffic, and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Swenson Street and University Center Drive are also closed from Tropicana Avenue to Flamingo Road. An update on the situation was presented by Director of University Police Services Southern Command Adam Garcia, accompanied by Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

Sheriff McMahill conveyed that there is no available information regarding any motive from the shooter. While victims have been transported to various area hospitals, the specific number is currently unknown, and the police have indicated that an update on victims will be provided.

As a precautionary measure, Director Garcia mentioned the closure of all NSHE campuses in Southern Nevada, emphasizing that there is no perceived threat to any other campus. CSN campuses are anticipated to resume operations tomorrow.

Sheriff McMahill acknowledged the heightened anxiety among students, stating, “There are a lot of additional calls coming from students who are hunkered down, they’re afraid, they’re scared.”

He also mentioned that officers are systematically inspecting units and buildings to ensure there are no additional victims or potential threats.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.