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UCLA Professor Killed in Shooting

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UCLA Professor Killed in Shooting

One person is confirmed dead after a shooting on the UCLA campus, according to multiple news sources. Multiple news sources report the victim was a professor at the school. 

According to CBS News, a federal law enforcement source stated that the victim was William S. Klug, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

The shooting took place in an engineering lab at the school. According to the University, law enforcement officers were sweeping the building for a possible active shooter.

The campus, along with a nearby hospital and three elementary schools, was on lockdown.

The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded, according to the agencies. The Los Angeles Police Department was placed on citywide tactical alert and sent hundreds of officers to the Westwood campus and surrounding neighborhoods around 10:30 a.m.

Bahjat Alirani, a senior, told NBC News he was in the engineering building for an exam when he ran into a police officer. "He was pointing a big gun and said for everyone to run and get out of the area," Alirani said.