A person opened fire Wednesday on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, and at least three victims were taken to hospitals, according to police who reported the shooter was found dead. One victim has died, according to ABC News Sources.
“Right now, we know there are 3 victims, but unknown extent of the injuries,” Sheriff Kevin McMahill said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. “That number could change.”
McMahill did not say whether any victims had been killed.
University police said shots were reported at Beam Hall, home of UNLV’s Lee Business School, as well as the school’s student union, which is next door.
Authorities said there is “no further threat” to the university, which has been closed for the rest of the day.
No motive is known, authorities said.
Police were called about an active shooter on campus at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, said Adam Garcia, a university police official. He said officers found and “engaged” a suspect, who is now dead. It was not immediately clear how the suspect died.
Authorities said “a number of victims” have been taken to hospitals, but the exact number of victims and their conditions was not released.
The university said police are evacuating buildings one at a time and students are urged to shelter in place.
Las Vegas police posted on X that a suspect “has been located and is deceased” about 40 minutes after the initial alert was posted.
“This is not a test,” the university wrote. “RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.”
A ground stop was initiated at Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport on Wednesday due to the close proximity of the airport runways to the shooting site, and because of the police response to the shooting, which included helicopters, according to an official briefed on the incident.
The shooting occurred in a city still scarred by one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, the Oct. 1, 2017, mass 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.
UNLV has more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its 332-acre campus is less than 2 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, the area’s bustling tourist hub, and just across from Harry Reid International Airport.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.