Vegas shooter, a professor, applied for job at UNLV before killing 3, says AP source

BY John fenster

Gunman kills 3 and wounds 1 before dying in shootout at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The shooter was a professor who applied for a job at the school but was not hired. The official said he worked at East Carolina University in North Carolina.

The recent attack was the deadliest shooting in the city since October 2017, when a gunman killed 60 people and injured over 400 at Mandalay Bay casino on the Las Vegas Strip, near the UNLV campus.

The gunman opened fire in UNLV's Lee Business School building and was killed in a shootout with university police detectives.

The number of students on campus was unclear, but they were gathered outside the building for food and games. 

Police prevented more lives from being lost by killing the attacker.

Police have not yet identified the victims, the attacker, or the motive. The type of weapon used is also unknown, although witnesses heard approximately 20 shots fired.

UNLV professor Kevaney Martin and others took cover under a desk in her classroom.

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