At least three killed after Las Vegas university campus shooting as police say suspect dead

6 December 2023, 20:39 | Updated: 7 December 2023, 00:58

Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an active shooter
Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an active shooter. Picture: Alamy

By Jenny Medlicott

Three people have been killed and a fourth person critically wounded in an attack on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, police said.

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The suspected shooter also was found dead.

The attack - just before noon - sent police swarming onto the campus, which is just a couple of miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip while students barricaded themselves in classrooms.

Another victim is in critical condition at a local hospital, police said.

Authorities gave the all-clear about 40 minutes after the first report of an active shooter.

Police have not released the identity of the shooter or the motive for the attack.

US President Joe Biden said in a statement that UNLV “became the latest college campus to be terrorized by a horrific act of gun violence, and the community is still awaiting information on casualties.”

“Jill and I join citizens across our nation in praying for the families of our fallen, and for those who were injured during these latest acts of senseless violence," Mr Biden said.

“We are also grateful for the courageous work of law enforcement — who risked their own safety to bring an end to these deadly shooting sprees,” the president added.

Las Vegas Metro Police respond to a shooting reported on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas Metro Police respond to a shooting reported on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Picture: Alamy

UNLV has more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its 332-acre campus, which is less than two miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.

The shooting took place in a city still scarred by one of the worst mass killings in US history, the October 1, 2017, shooting at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas, in which 60 were killed and hundreds more wounded.

The UNLV campus is just over three miles from that location.

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