Police said three people have been killed in a shooting at the Las Vegas campus of the Univer- sity of Nevada (UNLV) on Wednesday morning.
Officers struck and killed the suspect, who remains unnamed, in a shootout. One other victim remains in a critical condition at a local hospital, police said in a statement.
Law enforcement sources speaking to US broadcaster CBS described the gunman as a white former college professor in his sixties. They added he had previously taught in Georgia and North Carolina, reports the BBC.
UNLV and all other southern Nevada System of Higher Education institutions across the state were to remain closed for the rest of Wednesday.