Las Vegas Metro Police responded to reports of a shooting at the University of Nevada on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and have since confirmed the suspect is dead.
An alert was issued for students and staff to evacuate on Wednesday, with KSNV reporting that there were "multiple victims" at the scene. By 12:31 p.m., the LVMPD confirmed the suspect was "contained." Minutes later, they tweeted that the suspect was "located and is deceased."
The White House said it was monitoring the situation. The LV MPD is expected to hold a news conference about the shooting on Wednesday.
University of Nevada student Jessica told CNN about sheltering in place at the university's student union building following reports of an active shooter. "We found out cops were on site and we just sheltered in place until we were evacuated. And it took us about 30 minutes to get us evacuated," Jessica said.
Another student said they walked out of the building with their hands up when authorities were able to evacuate them. "We walked past one of the windows, the window was shot through, glass everywhere," the student added.
Las Vegas mayor Carolyn G. Goodman issued a statement on the shooting after the suspect was confirmed dead. Tragic and heartbreaking news coming out of @unlv," she wrote. "Praying for everyone on campus as law enforcement responds to the situation."
Nevada 3rd Congressional District representative Susie Lee said she was "horrified by the reports" of the shooting.
Following the shooting, the Federal Aviation Administration told flights inbound to the Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport, which is near the university's campus, there would be delays.
This story is being updated.