UCLA Gunman Had "Kill List," Woman on List Found Dead
June 2nd, 2016
A "kill list" was found at the Minnesota home of UCLA gunman, Mainak Sarkar. Sarkar was the shooter at the tragic UCLA shooting that caused a campus-wide lockdown and put the entire city of Los Angeles into tactical alert. The murder-suicide shocked the entire nation.
It appears that that killing was not his first. The UCLA professor who was killed in the shooting was on the "kill list", as was another name of a woman who was later found dead. After seeing the woman's name, police did a follow up at her residency and found her dead at her Minnesota home from a gunshot wound.
This only further proves that the killings were premeditated, as Sarkar had expressed his hatred for UCLA professor William Klug for months on social media. Klug was a former mentor of Sarkar's, who worked in engineering and aerospace at UCLA for a time period. Sources said that Klug "bent over backwards" to help Sarkar finish his dissertation and graduate, despite being a "subpar" student with "not stellar" work.
Sarkar drove to Los Angeles from Minnesota with two semiautomatic handguns. The vehicle, a silver Nissan Sentra, has yet to be found.
There was also another name on the list. That professor has been contacted and he is fine.
Classes at UCLA resumed this morning, except for those at the engineering building where the shooting occurred. Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday for the faculty and students of that building.
The shooting shook the entire city of Los Angeles, and was another in a series of heartbreaking instances of gun violence in the United States.
“Our UCLA family has indeed been shaken, but we will rely upon the strong bonds of our community and our faith in one another as we begin the process of healing,” stated Gene Block, Chancellor of UCLA on the tragedy.
Read recap of yesterday's shooting here: Shooting at UCLA
Source: LA Times