Las Vegas Metro Police are responding to reports of a shooting with multiple victims on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus, near Beam Hall, according to a social media post.
“There appears to be multiple victims at this time. Please avoid the area and we will have more information soon,” police said on X.
At 11:54 a.m. local time, the university posted an emergency notice online, saying, “University Police responding to report of shots fire in BEH evacuate to a safe area, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.”
Shortly after, the university also said on X police were responding to “additional report of shots fired in the Student Union,” and advised people to evacuate the area.
A secretary in the university’s medical school told CNN they have been asked to shelter in place.
Beam Hall is the home of the university’s Lee Business School and features food service kitchens and laboratories, computer labs and classrooms, according to its website. It is five stories high.
UNLV is located just a few miles from the site of the 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, which left at least 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.
This is a developing story and will be updated.