UNLV shooter that killed 3 was professor

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The gunman suspected of killing three people and critically wounding a fourth before dying in a shootout with police at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had unsuccessfully sought a job at the school, the Associated Press reported.

Law enforcement sources told the news agency the gunman in Wednesday’s shooting was a professor who had previously worked at East Carolina University in North Carolina. The source was not named because they weren’t authorized to release information from an ongoing investigation to the public.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Terror struck the UNLV campus on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on the fourth floor of the building that houses UNLV’s Lee Business School. Students and faculty followed guidance to “Run-Hide-Fight” as the shooter moved through several floors of the building before he was killed in a shootout with two university police detectives outside the building, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill said.

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