LOS ANGELES- Two people were killed in a murder-suicide on the UCLA campus Wednesday, prompting a campus-wide lock down and forcing hundreds of terrified students to hide in buildings. Los Angeles Police identify the gunman as Mainak Sarkar.
Sarkar gunned down mechanical engineering professor 39-year old William Klug in an office Wednesday before taking his own life.
He is listed on a UCLA website as a member of a computational bio mechanics research group run by the victim, a professor of bio mechanical engineering.
Sarkar was a former Ph.D. student who had posted a tirade about the victim on social media and accused him of stealing his computer code before giving it to someone else, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The shooting triggered a huge police response until authorities determined there was no continuing threat.
Classes are resuming Thursday except for the engineering department, which will reopen next week.