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Police confirm UCLA shooting leaves two dead

It seems like no time at all that we were shocked and saddened to hear the reports of the San Bernardino shooting, and now another major shooting incident has taken place in California, this time at the UCLA campus.

Details are still coming in about the incident, but social media has been a major source of information, with the issue trending in a “live” form on Facebook and constant updates from the school, school newspaper and police organizations on Twitter. Here’s what’s been said so far.

The student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, broke the news of a reported shooting at the Engineering IV building just before 10 a.m. this morning.

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Within 30 minutes, it was confirmed that there were two shooting victims.

Alleged details of the shooter’s appearance were tweeted.
The LAPD released an official statement on all their social media channels, confirming that they responded to several calls of shots fired on the UCLA campus, two male victims had suffered gunshot wounds but providing no confirmation that any suspects had been found.

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As people watched the tragedy unfold on social media, one student on lockdown within the campus sent an incredibly powerful image to her father.

Other pictures taken by the public were reassuring: students being escorted from the campus by police officers.

Meanwhile, law enforcement units continued to arrive, and it was reported that officers were wearing helmets and bulletproof vests.

UCLA alumni shared their disbelief that this was happening.
Inevitably, much of the conversation on social media focused on America’s gun laws.

LAPD confirmed that the two shooting victims were dead, and that they were looking at a possible murder suicide.

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