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Police have scrambled to the University of Nevada's Las Vegas campus after reports of shots fired,


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The LA Times is reporting the suspect as deceased. They do not say about casualties.

Suspect dead after mass shooting at UNLV, police say (msn.com)

CNN is reporting him deceased also. This link will keep updating. On TV they are saying police have said there are multiple victims.

Live updates: UNLV police respond to shooting on campus (cnn.com)

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Police will be giving a press conference soon. It's being reported that there are multiple victims but no stats yet.

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CNN says there's nothing on the motive but they are discussing that a 16 yr old boy was just arrested a few days ago for posting an intend to go on a rampage for ISIS. He's in a thread here. They found all kinds of materials for bombs in a search of his house. It's a little early to be making that kind of an assumption but they're doing it.

Here's a link to the 16 yr old. This isn't to say these two incidents are related.

Metro Police: ISIS propaganda seized from home of Las Vegas teen arrested for making terroristic threats - Las Vegas Sun News

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UNLV shooting: Multiple victims reported, suspect dead, police say (msn.com)

The shooting was reported at 11:45 a.m. and police responded and "engaged" the suspect, authorities said.

Authorities said "a number of victims" have been taken to hospitals, but the number of victims and their conditions was not released.

A ground stop was initiated at Las Vegas' Harry Reid International Airport on Wednesday due to the close proximity of the airport runways to UNLV, and because of the police response to the shooting, which included helicopters, according to an official briefed on the incident.

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UNLV shooting: At least 3 injured, suspect dead, police say - ABC7 Los Angeles

A suspect is dead after at least three people were hurt in a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

UNLV said shots were reported at Beam Hall, home to the business school, as well as the student union, which is next door.

The shooting was reported at 11:45 a.m. and police responded and "engaged" the suspect, authorities said.

There are three victims in unknown conditions, Sheriff Kevin McMahill said, adding, "That number could change."

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This is a report I found. Keep in mind police haven't released any information publicly about the identity of the shooter. the victims or the possible motive.

Las Vegas shooting suspect was a professor who recently applied for a job at UNLV, AP source says – Hartford Courant

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting three people and wounding another at a Las Vegas university Wednesday was a professor who unsuccessfully sought a job at the school, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press.

The gunman was killed in a shootout with law enforcement, police said. The attack at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas sent shock waves through a city still scarred by the deaths of 60 people in a 2017 mass shooting.

The suspect previously worked at East Carolina University in North Carolina, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information publicly.

Police didn’t immediately identify the gunman, the victims or a possible motive.

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UNLV shooting suspect had list of targets at that campus and another university, police say (msn.com)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suspect in the deadly shooting at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, had a list of targets at the school and at East Carolina University in North Carolina, police said Thursday.

Three faculty members were killed and a fourth was wounded by the gunman who opened fire on the campus Wednesday before dying in a shootout with police, according to university officials.

Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill identified the suspect as Anthony Polito, a longtime business professor, at a news conference Thursday. Before the shooting, the gunman mailed 22 letters to university faculty members across the U.S., but the contents of those letters wasn’t immediately known, McMahill said.

The sheriff said police have contacted everyone on the suspect's list, except for one person who was on a flight.

“None of the individuals on the target list became a victim,” McMahill said.

The sheriff said investigators were still looking into a motive but noted that Polito applied for “several” jobs at various colleges and universities in Nevada and was denied the job each time.

The suspect’s weapon, a .9mm handgun, was purchased legally last year, McMahill said. Police were still investigating how many rounds were fired during the rampage.

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Here's what CNN says.

UNLV gunman was a career professor whose online profile focused on Vegas and conspiracy theories (msn.com)

The gunman who killed three people Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was a 67-year-old career college professor whose online profile paints a picture of a man fascinated by Vegas, puzzles and conspiracy theories.

The gunman, identified as Anthony Polito by law enforcement sources, died after a confrontation with police outside a university building, Las Vegas Metro Sheriff Kevin McMahill said.

The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner identified two of the victims as ChaJan Chang, known as “Jerry,” a 64-year-old professor from Henderson, Nevada; and Patricia Navarro Velez, a 39-year-old assistant professor from Las Vegas. The manner of death for both is classified as homicide. The third victim has been identified and the office is working to identify the next of kin.

Investigators are looking into the possibility Polito may have been passed over for a job at UNLV, the first law enforcement source said. The investigative theory on a possible motive is Polito had sought a position there but was not hired, the source said.

His personal website included syllabuses for his past courses but was largely a list of “Resources” with hundreds of links to sites related to his personal interests. While that included ordinary topics like “Travel” and “Shopping,” one section was devoted to “Powerful Organizations Bent on Global Domination!”

 

It included links to common conspiracy theory fodder like Freemasonry, the Trilateral Commission and “The Rothchild (sic) Family.” George Soros, a common target for antisemitic conspiracy theories, is listed as one of the “Great Minds of the Twentieth Century,” alongside Albert Einstein and others.

 

They also say this which is they actually have in the article.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims or disclosed whether they include students or staff members.

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