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UPDATE: Fatalities confirmed in UCLA shooting

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UCLA is still reportedly on lock-down after a shooting that occurred around 10am (1pm EST). Students reportedly heard gunshots and the sound of casings hitting the floor.

Two were originally reported shot, with their status unknown. There’s an unfortunate update to the story. Via NBC News:

Two people were dead Wednesday after a shooting in an engineering lab at UCLA, Los Angeles police said.

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“He was pointing a big gun and said for everyone to run and get out of the area,” Alirani said.

Both the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the incident at the request of the LAPD, but officials told NBC News they had no independent information yet.

There’s no motive established thus far, however, a suicide note was found near the two killed (presumably belonging to the shooter).

This story is still breaking – we’ll report back with updates.

[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]

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