In a shocking turn of events, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas was struck with terror on Wednesday. The suspect in a shooting rampage at the campus has been found dead, with multiple victims left in the wake of this tragic incident. Las Vegas Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill confirmed that at least three people have been injured and rushed to nearby hospitals. As the situation unfolded, McMahill emphasized that the number of victims could fluctuate as more details emerge.
The campus was thrown into chaos as reports of an active shooter spread like wildfire. The panic was palpable as officers worked tirelessly to evacuate buildings and secure the area. The disruption even extended to the nearby Harry Reid International Airport, which implemented a ground stop due to the shooting’s proximity to the runways and the extensive police response.
At least three people were hospitalized after a shooting at a US university, police said, with the suspect dead.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) December 6, 2023
URGENT: From Sheriff Kevin McMahill: "No more threat to the community. The suspect is deceased. Right now, we know there are 3 victims, but unknown extent of the injuries. That number could change. We will update you when we know more." https://t.co/Y3jT9VcNFz
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) December 6, 2023
The initial alert from the university sent shockwaves through the community, as it became clear that the campus was facing a dire threat. The swift and decisive response from law enforcement was crucial in containing the suspect and minimizing further harm. The situation remained tense as the investigation continued, ultimately culminating in the discovery of the suspect’s lifeless body.
The university, a place of learning and growth, was transformed into a scene of fear and uncertainty. Beam Hall, home to the Lee Business School, became a focal point of the chaos, with the nearby student union also impacted by the unfolding tragedy. The entire campus was plunged into lockdown as students and faculty grappled with the terrifying reality of an active shooter in their midst.
Amidst the turmoil, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman offered her thoughts and prayers to those affected by the harrowing ordeal. The entire community was left reeling from the senseless violence that had disrupted the normalcy of campus life. As the investigation continues, the full extent of the damage wrought by this horrific event is still being assessed.
In the wake of this tragedy, the once bustling campus fell silent as Nevada State Higher Education institutions statewide were shuttered for the remainder of the day. The echoes of the shooting reverberated throughout the community, leaving a profound sense of sorrow and disbelief in its wake.