Two dead after shooting at Los Angeles university

UPDATE @ 5.15am: The LAPD have confirmed a shooting at a university campus in Los Angeles was a murder-suicide.

Officials confirmed the victims were two men but it is unknown whether they were students, employees or visitors.

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EARLIER @ 4.28am: Two people have been killed in a shooting at a university campus in the United States.

The campus at UCLA in Los Angeles was placed in lockdown just after 10am on Wednesday morning (local time) as police tried to hunt down the gunman.

The university asked people to shelter in place in an engineering building.

The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding, the agencies said.

The Los Angeles Police Department was placed on citywide tactical alert and sent hundreds of officers to the Westwood campus and surrounding neighborhoods around 10:30 a.m.

The motive for shooting was not immediately clear.

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

According to some reports, the shooter was wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Family escapes being shot after bullets fired into home near Wagga

Police are investigating an alleged drive-by shooting in a small rural village near Wagga Wagga in the New South Wales Riverina.

The shooting unfolded in the small community of Ganmain, 45 kilometres north-west of Wagga, overnight on Thursday.

According to a police statement, the residents of a Ford Street address discovered two bullet holes in their house at around 5am on Friday.

One bullet had passed through a front wall of the house, the other through a fly screen.

Police say it’s believed the bullets were fired into the home late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Fortunately, a family of six who were home at the time – two adults and four children – escaped uninjured.

The Ganmain village is home to no more than 700 people.

As investigations into the incident continue, police are urging anyone with information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

Bullet fired through front window of home in Sydney’s south-west

Investigations are under way after a bullet was fired through the front window of a home in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

Police they were called to the house in Kurrajong Road in Prestons just after 10pm.

Fortunately, all four occupants inside the home escaped uninjured.

Police say it remains unknown whether the incident was targeted.

Anyone who may have any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

Gunman still at large despite two arrests in Condell Park shooting

The gunman who shot two men on a street in Sydney’s south-west on Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, remains at large despite police making two arrests.

The two victims, aged 32 and 35, were shot near an auto wrecking business on Ilma Street in Condell Park just after 1pm.

Both males presented themselves to Liverpool Hospital where the 32-year-old died shortly after arriving. The second man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Following investigations, two 22-year-old men were arrested in relation to the shooting on Saturday afternoon.

They were detained outside Bankstown Hospital and taken to Bankstown Police Station where they were each charged with concealing a serious indictable offence.

They were both remanded in custody to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

Couple lucky to be alive after car shot up on Princess Hwy in Sydney

A man and woman are lucky to be alive after their car was shot up at an intersection on the Princess Highway in Sydney’s Inner West.

Detectives say a 26-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were travelling east in a black BMW X5 along Railway Road in Sydenham around 6pm on Friday when their vehicle was allegedly shot at while stopped at the Princess Highway intersection.

Fortunately, neither occupants were injured. The 26-year-old man drove his damaged vehicle directly to Marrickville Police Station and reported the incident.

Upon examination, officers discovered two bullet holes in the car.

Detectives are continuing their inquiries and are urging anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to contact Newtown Police via Crime Stoppers.