A gunman killed one man before killing himself at the Los Angeles campus of the University of California on Wednesday morning.

The Guardian reports:

The shooter opened fire in an office in an engineering building just before 10am on Wednesday, triggering a campus lockdown and citywide tactical alert by police, who responded with helicopters, Swat teams and armored vehicles.

The gunman killed the victim, then himself, Los Angeles police department chief Charlie Beck said during a news conference. “The method of suicide is gunshot wound. Many many questions are unanswered at this point … there is evidence there that could be a suicide note.”

Authorities did not immediately identify the two dead men or cite a possible motive.

Hours after the incident, hundreds of law enforcers from the campus police, LAPD, FBI and Santa Monica continued to scour the area but the emergency was over, Beck said. “The campus is now safe.”

Andy Neiman, an LAPD spokesman, invoked mass shootings elsewhere to explain the massive response. “In this day and age … we would much rather respond in an abundance of caution.”

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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