A closer look at the other victim in the UCLA shooting. A Minnesota woman who was killed by UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar was studying to become a doctor before her life “was cut short much too soon by her estranged husband,” according to the victim’s sister. w/PHOTOS Parvini in Minnesota/Knoll in LA Print length: 25-30
Search efforts continued Friday for a car driven by UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar from Minnesota, where the dead body of a his estranged wife was found, to Los Angeles, where he killed a professor on campus.
Sources have identified the man who shot a UCLA professor dead Wednesday as Mainak Sarkar, a former Ph.D student who accused him of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else.
At the heart of the murder-suicide at UCLA is an allegation by a grad student that his professor stole computer code he wrote and gave it to another student. Friends of the professor, who was killed by the student Wednesday, claim the allegation is untrue and that student had become increasingly unhinged in recent weeks.
As thousands of rattled UCLA students gathered their belongings — and bearings — after a terrifying morning of hiding in restrooms, texting loved ones and attempting to barricade classroom doors from a gunman, the thought of resuming business as usual has felt impossible.
What we know: Mainak Sarkar shot William S. Klug, his former professor, and then committed suicide in an engineering building at UCLA on Wednesday morning, Los Angeles police say. Sarkar, who came to UCLA armed with two pistols and extra ammunition, had accused Klug of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else, the LAPD said. Sarkar, 38, lived in Minnesota and appears also to have killed a woman in a small town in that state. Police have not identified the woman found shot to death in Brooklyn Park, Minn., but Ashley Hasti, who married Sarkar in 2011, is listed as the resident of the home in which the body was found. Sarkar left a note at the UCLA shooting scene, which led police to his St. Paul, Minn. home, where they found a "kill list" bearing the Minnesota victim's name, along with Klug's and that of another UCLA professor, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said. Klug, 39, was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. The second UCLA professor on Sarkar's list has not been named. He is safe. UCLA classes -- except for those in engineering -- resumed Thursday.
Wednesday’s murder-suicide shooting at UCLA took place on the same day that the Los Angeles City Council was staging a ceremony commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness Day, according to officials.
The first email seemed routine. UCLA was going into lockdown. But then the second message arrived with a chilling detail: “Active shooter.” Students then found themselves hunkering down in classrooms, bathrooms and dorms, while fielding phone calls and text messages from frantic family members and friends. Many turned to social media. “For those concerned, I am safe on lockdown in a separate building on campus,” wrote one young man in a public Facebook post. A look at what it was like to be on lockdown. Print length: 30 inches
As police search for a suspect in a shooting at the UCLA campus, they are using a tried-and-true method that has been honed in numerous similar incidents.