The alleged perpetrator of the mass shooting that resulted in four fatalities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been identified as a 67-year-old college professor. It is reported that the individual’s job application at the university had been denied.
A 67-year-old career college professor, identified as the gunman in the mass shooting that occurred on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus on Wednesday, left three individuals dead and another critically injured, according to information from a law enforcement source provided to CNN. Las Vegas Metro Sheriff Kevin McMahill stated during a news conference on Wednesday evening that the identity of the deceased shooter will not be disclosed until family notification is completed.
McMahill reported that the shooter was confronted outside Beam Hall by campus police officers. The incident transpired during a gathering outside the hall where students were engaged in games and Lego-building activities.
Describing the event as a “heinous, unforgivable crime,” Sheriff McMahill emphasized the heroic actions of one of the responding police officers, potentially preventing additional loss of life. Alongside the four victims who sustained gunshot wounds, four individuals were transported to hospitals due to panic attacks, and two law enforcement officers incurred injuries during the search for victims.
Sunrise Hospital received three of the patients, as confirmed by spokesperson Marissa Mussi. The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the incident may emerge as authorities proceed with their inquiries.