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.