A Minnesota link to a California murder / suicide? Will anyone call it terrorism?

UCLA gunman reportedly had ‘kill list,’ murdered woman
Published June 02, 2016 FoxNews.com

A UCLA student who fatally shot a mechanical engineering professor in a campus building Wednesday morning had a “kill list” and may be responsible for the death of a Minnesota woman, The LA Times reported.

Mainak Sarkar, 38, shot Prof. William Klug to death in his office on Wednesday, reportedly because he believed Klug stole computer code from him. Sarkar later shot and killed himself.

But the Times reported Thursday afternoon that Sarkar also killed an unnamed woman in Minnesota, though no motive or relationship between the two was identified.

Sarkar allegedy also had a “kill list,” LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck said during an interview on KTLA. The list identified other potential targets — including at least one other UCLA professor who was not harmed during Wednesday’s incident. That professor’s name was not released.

“There is no good reason for this,” Beck said.

The shooting shortly before 10 a.m. local time brought a massive police response. Hundreds of heavily armed officers swarmed the sprawling Westwood campus, while thousands of students and staff barricaded themselves in classrooms and offices, some using belts and chairs to secure doors.

Approximately two hours after the shooting was first reported, Beck declared the threat over. The chief confirmed at least three shots were fired and said authorities found a gun and what might be a suicide note.

UCLA biology and chemistry Professor Charles Knobler said those who knew Klug are in shock. He described the professor as “a very lively, lovable, likable guy.”

But Klug was also reportedly the target of Sarkar’s scorn on social media.

“William Klug, UCLA professor is not the kind of person when you think of a professor. He is a very sick person. I urge every new student coming to UCLA to stay away from this guy,” Sarkar wrote, The Times reported. “He made me really sick. Your enemy is my enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm. Be careful about whom you trust.”

The shooting disrupted the week before final exams at the University of California, Los Angeles, whose 43,000 students make it the largest campus in the University of California system. Classes were canceled Wednesday, but they are expected to resume Thursday. However, UCLA Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh said engineering classes were cancelled for the rest of the week.

The inital report of the shooting prompted the university to send a so-called “Bruin Alert” to all students and staff notifying them to avoid the area and shelter in place.

Olivia Cabadas, a 22-year-old nursing student, was getting ready to take a quiz in the mathematics building when her classmates began getting cellphone alerts. Through a window, they could see students rushing down the hallway.

An officer yelled that everyone should get out.

“It was just a little surreal — this is actually happening,” Cabadas said. “It was chaos.”

FoxNews.com’s Malia Zimmerman, Fox News’ Matthew Dean and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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