Police at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, were called to an active shooter situation at Frank and Estella Beam Hall, the business school, on Wednesday. Authorities confirmed that the suspect is dead, and three victims have lost their lives, with another individual in stable condition. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill assured the community that there was no longer a threat. University officials instructed students to follow the “Run-Hide-Fight” protocol, and additional reports of shots fired in the student union were being addressed by law enforcement.
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University Police responding to confirmed active shooter in BEH. This is not a test. RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. https://t.co/qhKQ6oXNVZ
— UNLV (@unlv) December 6, 2023
During a press conference, Sheriff McMahill revealed that the first 911 calls came in at 11:45 a.m. Two police officers sustained minor injuries while searching rooms and buildings on campus. Two detectives engaged the alleged shooter, using their weapons, resulting in the suspect’s death. McMahill emphasized the potential for more casualties if not for the swift actions of the responding officers. UNLV announced the closure of the campus for the remainder of the day.
FBI agents were on the scene, assisting local law enforcement. Governor Joe Lombardo of Nevada confirmed that his office was in contact with officials and monitoring the situation. The university community and the public were urged to avoid the area, and updates would be provided as more information became available.