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Open fire mishap at University of Nevada in Las Vegas claim lives of three people

The assailant died in a shootout with the police, authorities said. A fourth person who was shot was in stable condition at a hospital

New York Times News Service Las Vegas Published 08.12.23, 06:19 AM
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Three people were killed after a shooter opened fire on Wednesday in a building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, sending students running through plazas in the latest scene of gun violence in America.

The assailant died in a shootout with the police, authorities said. A fourth person who was shot was in stable condition at a hospital.

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Sheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the police knew the shooter’s identity but would not release it until later. He did not provide any information about a motive. The shooter was roughly 60 years old, according to a law enforcement official.

The gunfire erupted before noon inside the Frank and Estella Beam Hall rattling professors, students and staff members across campus.

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