Professor, suspect in deadly UCLA shooting ID’ed

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LOS ANGELES (AP/WOOD) — Police in Los Angeles are releasing the name of the man who shot and killed a professor before turning the gun on himself.

A police spokeswoman says Mainak Sarkar fired the deadly shots on the campus of  University of California, Los Angeles.

William S. Klug was gunned down in an engineering building office Wednesday morning, according to the official who has knowledge of the investigation but wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss it.

Colleagues of Klug’s tell The Associated Press he was a married father of two and a kind, gentle person.

A UCLA official says he’s troubled by reports of doors that couldn’t be locked when students were trying to take shelter after a shooting on campus.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh said Wednesday that the school will review the situation with the doors and all of its procedures to make sure the campus is as secure as possible.

Waugh said he was pleased with the campus alert system that quickly texted and emailed people about the danger.

Police say the morning shooting was a murder-suicide that occurred in an office in an engineering building where the bodies of two men were found.

Waugh would say only that the men were members of the campus community. He did not release any further information about them.

Waugh said the engineering school, where the shooting took place, will not have classes until Monday, when finals week begins. Classes on the rest of campus resume Thursday.

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