Las Vegas campus shooting leaves 4 dead, including suspect

Police say three people have been killed in a shooting at the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada (UNLV) on Wednesday morning, the BBC reports.

Officers struck and killed the suspect, who remains unnamed, in a shootout.

One other victim remains in a critical condition at a local hospital, police said in a statement.

Law enforcement sources speaking to US broadcaster CBS described the gunman as a white former college professor in his sixties.

They added he had previously taught in Georgia and North Carolina.

UNLV and all other southern Nevada System of Higher Education institutions across the state were to remain closed for the rest of Wednesday.

The university first tweeted at around 11:53 local time that police were responding to reports of shots fired on campus.

About 20 minutes later, the university said campus police were responding to an additional report of shots near the Student Union building.

It warned students at Beam Hall to “evacuate to a safe area” and to “RUN-HIDE-FIGHT”, which is a common active shooter protocol in the US.

Adam Garcia, university police chief, said two campus officers engaged the suspect in a shootout before being was struck and killed.

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