Las Vegas police released the UNLV student ID photo of the shooter, Sam Hyde. The suspect was killed in a shootout with police.
Who was Sam Hyde?
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have identified the suspect in UNLV campus shooting as Sam Hyde, a 31 year old student of the college.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police confirmed the demise of a suspect on Wednesday following a shooting incident on the University of Las Vegas campus. The exact count of casualties and injuries has not been officially disclosed by the police or the university. LVMP Sheriff Kevin McMahill stated, “Right now, we know there are 3 victims, but unknown extent of the injuries. That number could change. We will update you when we know more,” according to an X post.
UMC hospital is ready to provide care for the victims of the tragic shooting and will continue to remain open for other patients and visitors, according to a statement in an X post.
In response to the situation, the university instructed students to take “shelter-in-place” while law enforcement worked to clear buildings. The reported gunshots emanated from Beam Hall, housing the business school, and the school’s student union. At 11:54 a.m. PST, UNLV issued an emergency notification, alerting that university police were “responding to report of shots fired in BEH, evacuate to a safe area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.”
Matthew Felsenfeld, a 21-year-old journalism student, shared his experience, stating that he and approximately 12 other students barricaded the door to their classroom, acknowledging the tense moment of reaching out to parents to express love.
Another student recounted hearing gunshots during class to a CNN reporter, describing the scene with numerous armed police on campus. Evacuated from the student union, she observed a window shattered by gunfire, with shattered glass strewn about. Despite the harrowing experience, she expressed relief at the safety of those involved.