Wednesday afternoon on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), three lives were taken and another wounded after a male opened fire on the campus. Local law enforcement stated the shooter – Anthony “Tony” Polito — was a former college professor who taught in Georgia and North Carolina. According to reports, Polito had applied for a position at UNLV but didn’t get it and could have been connected to someone on campus.
Las Vegas police did kill the suspect.
The shooting took place in Beam Hall, initially on the fourth floor of the Lee Business School and is near the Student Union building.
Two police officers sustained minor injuries while searching the campus rooms and buildings looking for more victims. In addition to the three lives taken, one injured but in stable condition, another three individual were hospitalized for suffering panic attacks.
At the time of this report, there is no motive for the shooting that officers have discussed.
“Just hours ago, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas became the latest college campus to be terrorized by a horrific act of gun violence,” expressed President Biden said in the statement, in which he also addressed shooting deaths in Austin and San Antonio, Texas.
“For all the action we have taken since I’ve been President, the epidemic of gun violence we face demands that we do even more. But we cannot do more without Congress,” President Biden wrote. He statement also urged Republican lawmakers to help pass an assault weapons ban and universal background checks, among other measures.