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2 dead in campus murder-suicide

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A murder-suicide killed two people at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, shutting down the campus for two hours as officers in camouflage and tactical gear responded to reports of a shooting.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck confirmed one man shot another and then himself in the engineering building and that police recovered a gun at the scene. “There are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus,” Beck told reporters without offering further details about the victims. Police recovered what may turn out to be a suicide note, Beck said.

The shooting created a stir as some 200 police approached the scene fearing the shooter might still be active and university officials ordered the campus locked down. President Barack Obama was briefed aboard Air Force One and he asked his team to keep him updated, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. After several tense hours, university officials announced classes would resume on Thursday.