2 Dead in UCLA Murder-Suicide

2 Dead in UCLA Murder-Suicide

[UPDATE: June 2, 2016 11:30 a.m.]

Los Angeles Police have identified the gunman who opened fire on a professor at UCLA as Mainak Sarkar in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police searched the shooters home in Minnesota and found a 'kill list' that included the name of the deceased professor William S. Klug, another UCLA professor and another woman who has remained unnamed.

Police followed up with the other two names on the list and found the woman dead in her home as the result of a gunshot wound. The other professor was okay.

The shooting at UCLA stemmed from a student-teacher dispute, police said.

[Previous story posted on June 1, 2016]

Two people were killed in a murder-suicide at the University of California at Los Angeles on June 1.

The campus was placed on lockdown shortly after 10 a.m. when officers responded to reports of gunshots at an engineering building near the center of campus, according to UCLA newsroom. Students were alerted via a mass communication system designed to text and email alerts in case of emergency situations.

The city of Los Angeles was placed on a tactical alert as of 10:30 a.m., according to the LAPD, and motorists were being asked to avoid the area around campus.

Aerial video from news sources showed that all resources from LA and beyond responded to the call. UCLA’s Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, SWAT, K9 units and even the FBI were on the scene.

The officers went to work evacuating the building and sweeping the area for signs of additional suspects or victims.

About two hours after the initial reports of gunshots, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck informed the public that the shooting was a homicide and a suicide. He said the situation was contained and a weapon had been found.

Beck did not disclose who the deceased were, what their relationship to each other was or the matter in which they died.

Beck did say that the UCLA campus will slowly release students from lockdown as they continue to sweep the area out of an abundance of caution.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.


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