Two people were killed in a murder-suicide at UCLA on Wednesday, prompting a campus wide lockdown.
Reports claim that engineering professor William Klug was shot and killed by an unidentified student who then took his own life, sources told NBC4. Why he was killed has yet to be confirmed, but news reports claim his death was a direct result of an unwanted grade.
The AP reported that Klug was married and had two young children. Meanwhile at this time, all we know about the shooter is that he was male and a possible graduate student at the college. A gun and a note were found near the bodies, said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at news conference.
On of Klug’s students spoke out about the shooting.
“I’m just outraged,” said Renjie Li, a student who knew Klug told NBC4. “I’m mad that someone would do that to a young professor who just started his career at UCLA. It’s just a shame.”
Li added, “He was always there for us. i just really appreciate him being that type of person there when I’m in trouble doing my project or having trouble figuring out a problem,” Li said. “He’s definitely one of my favorite professors here at UCLA.”
According to Fox News, the shooting disrupted the week before final exams at the University of California, that schools around 43,000 students. While it was reported earlier that all classes would resume on Thursday, UCLA’s Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh said engineering classes were cancelled for the rest of the week.
This is a developing story and we will provide updates as they become available.