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US university on lockdown following shooting

US university on lockdown following shooting

A lockdown is in place at an American university after a shooting was reported in which at least two people have been injured.

“Two people were shot,” said University spokesman Tod Tamberg.

However, the conditions of the two injured people was not immediately known.

An alert from the university warned students to stay indoors.

"Go to a secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now!" the university wrote in the message to students.

UCLA college newspaper The Daily Bruin reported that the shooter was a white male of around six foot, wearing a black jacket and black trousers, according to police.

Aerial video of the campus showed police and emergency responders surrounding the building.

Mehwish Khan, a 21-year-old psychobiology student, took cover in the library along with several other students.

"The whole campus just started running and I started running too," she said in a live broadcast.

"Everyone was very confused. We got in a building, and no one knew what was going on," she said.

As she spoke by phone, she started hearing helicopters hovering overhead.

"A lot of people thought it was a joke or a drill," she said.

Helicopter news footage showed students walking out in a line with their hands above their head, as armed police officers scoured the campus.

 “Two people were shot,” said University spokesman Tod Tamberg.

However, the conditions of the two injured people was not immediately known.

An alert from the university warned students to stay indoors.

"Go to a secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now!" the university wrote in the message to students.

UCLA college newspaper The Daily Bruin reported that the shooter was a white male of around six foot, wearing a black jacket and black trousers, according to police.

Aerial video of the campus showed police and emergency responders surrounding the building.

Mehwish Khan, a 21-year-old psychobiology student, took cover in the library along with several other students.

"The whole campus just started running and I started running too," she said in a live broadcast.

"Everyone was very confused. We got in a building, and no one knew what was going on," she said.

As she spoke by phone, she started hearing helicopters hovering overhead.

"A lot of people thought it was a joke or a drill," she said.

Helicopter news footage showed students walking out in a line with their hands above their head, as armed police officers scoured the campus.