Tragedy at UNLV: Three fatalities in shooting, suspect deceased, confirm Las Vegas police. The incident unfolded on Wednesday afternoon, leaving three dead and one injured at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.

 Las Vegas shooting: 3 killed at UNLV, suspect dead

Police swiftly responded, taking down the suspect and ensuring no further threat to the community. Despite identifying the suspect, law enforcement refrains from releasing the name until victims' families are notified.

Reports suggest the shooter, described as a Caucasian male in his sixties, had a background as a former college professor in Georgia and North Carolina.

Sheriff Kevin McMahill highlighted that the motive remains unknown. The shooting began on the fourth floor of Beam Hall, where officers intervened promptly after the initial distress call around 11:45 a.m. local time.

Aside from the fatalities, one person sustained injuries while four others were hospitalized due to panic attacks. Even two officers incurred minor injuries during the search for additional victims on campus.

McMahill commended the swift police response, averting potentially higher casualties during an event where students were congregated outside Beam Hall.

The Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center received three patients from the incident, confirmed by trauma medical director Chris Fisher. A reunification centre for families was established at North Hall, as authorities from federal agencies, including the FBI and ATF, joined the investigation.

UNLV will be closed for the week, with plans for reopening pending further assessment, as communicated by university police chief Adam Garcia during the evening press conference.