Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mainak Sarkar UCLA Mock Terrorist Shooting and Minnesota Murder

Mainak Sarkar UCLA Shooting and Minnesota Murder --- ===

You might be a terrorist if you are South Asian background with a masters and PhD from Stanford and UCLA, quit your job and become unemployed for 2 years, kill both a girlfriend and devout christian former professor at UCLA campus with some ridiculous accusation, pack up not one but two guns with extra cans of gas Jodi Arias style and travel 2 days from Minnesota to Los Angeles and don't any criminal history.

3 killed, college lockdown, suspect (Asian Indian) suspect suicide June 1, 2016  Mainak Sarkar UCLA Shooting and Minnesota Murder  A gunman killed a professor and himself in a murder suicide in a engineering building at the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles California. Victim Klug was a devout Christian involved with organizing spiritual life on campus.  The gunman was identified as Dr Mainak Sarkar, a former doctoral student who graduated from UCLA with a PhD in mechanical engineering in 2013.  In a deleted blog he had accused the victim of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else. Sarkar used a 9 millimeter pistol to shoot the professor and then himself.  Sarkar wrote a blog article describing his hatred of Klug  He had driven from his home in Minnesota with  2 semiautomatic guns. He shot professor Klug multiple times guns after apparently killing his ex-wife Ashley Hasti in Brooklyn Park MN whose name was found on a kill list at his home along with another professor who was unharmed.  Hasti was enrolled in the University of Minnesota Medical School.  They had broken up and had stopped being friends on Facebook, indicating strife. He had last worked at Endurica LLC in Ohio until he quit in August 2014 apparently to do better  things.

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1969 case: Indian student at UC Berkeley breaks up with girl, plots to murder her, sent back to India Chatterjee, Gouri (June 3, 2016). "UCLA shooting: Answers to Mainak Sarkar mystery may lie in Prosenjit Poddar's story". The First Post.  He was from Durgapur, a couple of hours drive from Kolkata; he was from Balurghat, a small town in north Bengal, close to the Bangladesh border, which had no rail connection till a few years ago. He passed out of a so-called private English-medium school, viz. St Michael’s School, in 1995; he passed out of wholly Bengali-medium government-run Balurghat High School in 1962. He studied aerospace engineering in IIT Kharagpur, the 2000 batch; he too studied at IIT Kharagpur, naval architecture, 1967 batch. Both went to the engineers’ mecca, the United States of America, and to two of the best institutions there, he to Stanford in 2001, he to the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. Both tried to live the American dream, only to end up in inconceivable tragedy. could have been the 21st-century reincarnation of Prosenjit Poddar, who stabbed his American girlfriend to death in 1969, nearby in Berkeley. Except, Prosenjit Poddar is still around to tell his tale if he wanted to which, for understandable reasons, he is loath to.
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Prosenjit Poddar was a student from Bengal, India.[1] He entered the University of California, Berkeley as a graduate student in September 1967 and resided at International House. In the fall of 1968, he attended folk dancing classes at the International House, and it was there he met Tatiana Tarasoff. They saw each other weekly throughout the fall, and on New Year's Eve she kissed Poddar. He interpreted the act to be a recognition of the existence of a serious relationship. This view was not shared by Tarasoff who, upon learning of his feelings, told him that she was involved with other men and that she was not interested in entering into an intimate relationship with him. This gave rise to feelings of resentment in Poddar. He began to stalk her.

After this rebuff, Poddar underwent a severe emotional crisis. He became depressed and neglected his appearance, his studies, and his health. He remained by himself, speaking disjointedly and often weeping. This condition persisted, with steady deterioration, throughout the spring and into the summer of 1969. Poddar had occasional meetings with Tarasoff during this period and tape recorded their various conversations to try to find out why she did not love him.

During the summer of 1969, Tarasoff went to South America. After her departure Poddar began to improve and at the suggestion of a friend sought psychological assistance. Prosenjit Poddar was a patient of Dr. Lawrence Moore, a psychologist at UC Berkeley's Cowell Memorial Hospital in 1969. Poddar confided his intent to kill Tarasoff. Dr. Moore requested that the campus police detain Poddar, writing that, in his opinion, Poddar was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, acute and severe. The psychologist recommended that the defendant be civilly committed as a dangerous person. Poddar was detained but shortly thereafter released, as he appeared rational. Dr. Moore's supervisor, Dr. Harvey Powelson, then ordered that Poddar not be subject to further detention.

In October, after Tarasoff had returned, Poddar stopped seeing his psychologist. Neither Tarasoff nor her parents received any warning of the threat. Poddar then befriended Tarasoff's brother, even moving in with him. Several weeks later, on October 27, 1969, Poddar carried out the plan he had confided to his psychologist, stabbing and killing Tarasoff. Tarasoff's parents then sued Moore and various other employees of the University.

Poddar was subsequently convicted of second-degree murder, but the conviction was later appealed and overturned on the grounds that the jury was inadequately instructed. A second trial was not held, and Poddar was released on the condition that he would return to India.[2]


Heavy:  Hasti and Sarkar were married in 2011, according to WCCO-TV.  It is not clear if they were still together. She was living in a house owned by her father. The couple dated while they both lived in California, according to their Facebook pages.  Hasti last posted photos with Sarkar on her Facebook page in 2011, in an album called “Last Days in LA.”  In that album, she posted photos of Sarkar in the Engineering IV building at UCLA:

In a now-deleted blog post on his WordPress site LongDarkTunnelblog, Sarkar wrote about Professor Klug. On March 10, the shooter was scathing in his criticism of Klug


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2013 praised Klug in his 2013 dissertation as a mentor

2011 Hasti last posted photos with Sarkar on her Facebook page in 2011, in an album called “Last Days in LA.”  In that album, she posted photos of Sarkar in the Engineering IV building at UCLA:


Who's Your Baby?  Mainak is a Sanskrit name for boys. Sarkar: Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu name found in several communities, from a title based on Persian sarkar 'chief', superintendent', 'lord'.  at Ancestry.com

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1219 West Main Cross, Suite 201 Findlay, OH USA 45840
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June 1, 2016
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Hindu
Alma Mater Stanford University Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  UCLA
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woman named Stacy told the Pioneer-Press that she saw Sarkar in the area around Hasti’s home about a week before the UCLA shooting. She added that she regularly saw cats around the apartment.  KARE 11’s Lou Raguse reports that the home in Brooklyn Park was owned by Hasti’s father and the neighbors were more familiar with him than his daughter.

here are six doctoral students involved in the research group, including Mainak Sarkar. On that page, Sarkar is said to have been studying at UCLA since 2006.

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According to his LinkedIn page, which has been taken down, Sarkar got his master’s degree at Stanford and also studied aerospace engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. After that, he apparently returned to the U.S. to work as a research assistant at the University of Texas in 2003 before working as a software developer.


Sarkar also worked for a rubber company named Endurica as an engineering analyst. The Los Angeles Times reports that he left that job in August 2014, according to the company’s president William Mars.


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2016 UCLA shooting
LocationEngineering Building #4 UCLA,Los AngelesCaliforniaU.S.
Coordinates34.068828°N 118.443919°WCoordinates34.068828°N 118.443919°W
DateJune 1, 2016
Before 9:49 a.m.[1] (PDT)
Attack type
School shootingmurder-suicide
WeaponsHandgun
Deaths3 total; 2 at the school (including the perpetrator) and 1 other in Minnesota
PerpetratorMainak Sarkar
MotivePersonal grudges, alleged theft of intellectual property
On June 1, 2016, two men were killed in a murder-suicide at an engineering building at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The gunman was identified as Indian-born 38-year-old Ph.D student Mainak Sarkar. The victim was an associate professor, William Scott Klug, who had taught Sarkar during his time at UCLA. A woman, later identified as Sarkar's wife, was found dead in Minnesota during the subsequent investigation into the shooting, and is suspected to have been killed by Sarkar before the UCLA shooting.

Details[edit]


Engineering IV, the building where the shooting occurred.
The shooting occurred at a fourth-floor office in the building called Engineering IV, part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.[2][3] Immediately after the shooting, a professor who heard the gunshots went to the office and held the door shut, after which he heard another shot and then silence. He later said that he did not feel the gunman try to open the door but suspected the gunman heard yells for the hallway to be cleared out and that police were called in. The professor was credited for potentially saving lives during the shooting.[4][5]
A campus-wide alert to avoid the area was issued via UCLA's BruinAlert system at 9:49 a.m. PDT,[1] and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were summoned to the building shortly before 10:00 a.m. PDT.[6]
Two handguns and a suicide note were found near the two bodies.[2][7] Shortly after the shooting, police sources told the Los Angeles Times that from the appearance of the bodies, a student may have killed a professor.[8] At least three shots were fired in the shooting.[9]

Aftermath[edit]

Based on initial reports of the shooting, authorities mistook it as an attempted mass shooting, prompting a massive police response.[10] School officials put the campus on lockdown as hundreds of UCLA and LAPD officers, including SWAT officers, and officers of other agencies searched the area.[10][11][12] A nearby hospital and three elementary schools were also put on lockdown. When the lockdown was lifted just after noon (PDT),[13] classes at UCLA were canceled for the day.[9] An apartment traced to the gunman was searched by police, and a description of his vehicle, which had not been located, was released.[14][15][16]
While the school was in lockdown, people at many locations found it difficult to shelter in place, as few of the doors had locks for events of this nature. As a result, some students resorted to creative mechanisms to keep the doors closed.[17] Scott Waugh, the school's executive vice-chancellor and provost, said the University will review its active-shooter protocols.[18] The issue was previously brought up during deadly mass shootings at Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School, where students and teachers also had to improvise to keep the doors to classrooms closed. Though some schools installed locks to doors, a more widespread adoption of this security measure was hindered by "the cost to retrofit doors and local fire codes that require doors to open in one motion during emergencies", according to experts.[19]
U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed about the shooting aboard Air Force One, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.[9]
On June 3, two days after the shooting, the gunman's car was discovered by a bicyclist, parked in a residential area in Culver City, California,[20][21] located about six miles southeast of the UCLA campus. It contained multiple containers of gasoline and an additional handgun. Police theorized that the containers were used to refuel the car during the gunman's drive from Minnesota to Los Angeles.[15] They also theorized that the gunman parked in Culver City, where he had lived at one time, and took a bus that he regularly used to get to UCLA during his attendance there. A bus transfer was found on his body.[21]

Perpetrator[edit]

Mainak Sarkar
BornJune 16, 1977
DurgapurWest BengalIndia[22]
DiedJune 1, 2016 (aged 38)
Westwood, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
Cause of deathSuicide
ResidenceSaint Paul, Minnesota
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
IIT Kharagpur
OccupationEngineering analyst (former)
Spouse(s)Ashley Hasti (estranged wife)[23]
Parent(s)Ira Sarkar (mother)[24]
Mainak Sarkar (June 16, 1977 – June 1, 2016),[25] a former Ph.D student of Klug's, was identified as the gunman on the day after the shooting.[26][27]

Personal background[edit]

Sarkar was born and raised in Durgapur, a city in the state of West BengalIndia. In 1984, he enrolled in St. Michael's School, a local co-education English-medium school. A schoolteacher working there described Sarkar as "an ordinary boy. Very quiet. Extremely well behaved and obedient. Never causing any trouble to anyone." The teacher also said that Sarkar left the school to attend the nearby Durgapur Bidhan Chandra Institute. From 2000 to 2001, he worked for eighteen months as a software developer at Infosys in Bangalore.[28]
According to sources and his now-deactivated LinkedIn profile, Sarkar graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in West Bengal, India, in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering. He then traveled to the U.S. in 2001 on a student visa to pursue graduate studies. He first attended Stanford University from 2003 to 2005, graduating with a master's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Sarkar then attended UCLA's engineering school from the fall of 2007 to the summer of 2013, graduating with a Ph.D degree in solid mechanics.[3][7][29][30][31][32][33] Professors at UCLA described him as a "quiet and reserved" man who would not greet them whenever he passed by, and stated that he left "little impression" in their classes.[34]
Sarkar became a permanent U.S. resident in May 2014.[32] He lived at Culver City while attending UCLA,[21] but sometime after graduating from the University, he moved to Minnesota.[18]
At some point after his relocation to the U.S., Sarkar briefly worked as a research assistant at the University of Texas at Arlington and as a software developer. After graduating from UCLA, he had been employed remotely as an engineering analyst for a rubber company in Ohio. In August 2014, he left his job, according to a former coworker.[29][32][35]

Relationship with victims[edit]

Sarkar maintained a personal blog called "thelongdarktunnel", which has since been deleted.[9] For months, he had been making hostile comments about Klug on social media, according to The Los Angeles Times. At one point, he called Klug a "very sick person" and accused him of stealing his computer code and giving it to another student.[9][10][29][36] UCLA denied the accusation through a police official, who said, "This is the workings of his imagination."[14] Previously, however, he was listed in 2010 as Klug's teaching assistant in a mechanical and aerospace engineering class,[10] and had expressed gratitude to him in his doctoral dissertation; Klug was listed as his adviser in it.[18][35] He was also one of six doctoral students involved in Klug's computational biomechanics research group, which developed "continuum and multiscale methods to understand the mechanics of biological structures from the molecular and cellular scales upward," according to the group's website.[24][37] According to a source familiar with Sarkar and Klug's relationship, Sarkar had struggled with mental health problems such as depression, which compromised his work at UCLA.[32]
Sarkar was linked to another murder in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; this victim, a woman later identified as Ashley Hasti, was found shot to death in her residence. Sarkar met and dated Hasti while both were living in California.[38] According to the Hennepin County, Minnesota Clerk's Office, Sarkar and Hasti married on July 14, 2011, but at the time of the murder, they had been known to have been living separately for some time.[23][32] Hasti's grandmother described Sarkar as being polite and reserved, but unable to handle Hasti teasing him.[39] Police believe Hasti had been dead for "maybe a couple of days" when the shooting at UCLA occurred.[3][16][29] Sarkar is believed to have gained entry into Hasti's home by breaking a window.[40]
Police found a "kill list" at Sarkar's home in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which named Hasti and Klug as well as another UCLA professor who remains unidentified but is stated to be "alright" by a police official.[3][16][29] This professor, who had been aware of Sarkar's issues with him, was later confirmed to have been off-campus at the time of the shooting.[7]

Weapons[edit]

After killing Hasti, Sarkar is believed by police to have equipped himself with two legally-purchased handguns, along with several rounds of ammunition andmagazines, and driven from his home to Los Angeles to commit Klug's murder.[3][7][16] A police official said of his weaponry, "He was certainly prepared to engage multiple victims".[41] Ballistic tests indicated Klug and Hasti were both killed by the same handgun. A search of Sarkar's Minnesota apartment recovered more ammunition and a ballistic vest, alongside other items.[21]

Victims[edit]

William Klug[edit]

William Scott Klug (June 19, 1976 – June 1, 2016)[23][42] was identified as the victim in the shooting at UCLA. He was an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.[37] He was married and had two children at the time of his death.[9] He was described by students as humble and easily approachable.[43]Colleagues said he had a strong Christian faith.[44]
Klug received his undergraduate degree at Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college, in 1997, then his master's degree and Ph.D at UCLA and the California Institute of Technology, respectively.[14][18] Klug joined the UCLA faculty in 2003, and headed a research group studying the field of biomechanics, specifically "theoretical and computational biomechanics", of which Sarkar was a member.[7][37]

Ashley Hasti[edit]

Ashley Erin Hasti (c. 1985 – May 2016),[45] Sarkar's estranged wife at the time of her murder, was identified as the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota victim by a neighbor.[46]Hasti graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Asian languages and literature.[16][41] She completed a post-baccalaureate pre-med program at Scripps College in Claremont, California, from 2009 to 2010. During that time, she met Sarkar, and married him in 2011.[47]
At the time of her death, Hasti was a medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she had been enrolled since 2012. A native ofMinneapolis–Saint Paul, Hasti attended North Hennepin Community College from 2003 to 2006 on a part-time basis, and also took classes there from 2011 to 2012.[47] From 2011 to 2012, Hasti worked as a tutor at the community college.[38]

Reactions[edit]

Klug was memorialized in a tweet posted by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who called him an "empathetic, brilliant teacher."[43] On the day after the shooting, UCLA hosted a candlelight vigil, attended by hundreds, including the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti.[48]

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UCLA killer turned violent despite foundation for success  Chicago Tribuneth a wall's worth of academic degrees from top universities and a new wife in his chosen country, Mainak Sarkar entered mid-life with a foundation of success. Then his life began to unravel.  Mainak Sarkar killed his estranged wife Ashley Hasti in Minnesota, then drove ... th a wall's worth of academic degrees from top universities and a new wife in his chosen country, Mainak Sarkar entered mid-life with a foundation of success. Then his life began to unravel. Then his life began to unravel. ... Hasti's grandmother, Jean Johnson, said Sarkar was reserved and polite but couldn't handle Hasti teasing him. ame to the U.S. on a student visa in 2001 after earning a degree in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.   2014 was pivotal for Sarkar — a fulcrum year when his life tipped toward failure, despite being granted a green card to stay in the U.S. Johnson said 2014 was when the couple split, though they did not divorce. It also was the year that Sarkar left his last known job, as an engineering analyst at an Ohio-based rubber company called Endurica
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He was from Durgapur, a couple of hours drive from Kolkata; he was from Balurghat, a small town in north Bengal, close to the Bangladesh border, which had no rail connection till a few years ago. He passed out of a so-called private English-medium school, viz. St Michael’s School, in 1995; he passed out of wholly Bengali-medium government-run Balurghat High School in 1962. He studied aerospace engineering in IIT Kharagpur, the 2000 batch; he too studied at IIT Kharagpur, naval architecture, 1967 batch. Both went to the engineers’ mecca, the United States of America, and to two of the best institutions there, he to Stanford in 2001, he to the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. Both tried to live the American dream, only to end up in inconceivable tragedy.  could have been the 21st-century reincarnation of Prosenjit Poddar, who stabbed his American girlfriend to death in 1969, nearby in Berkeley. Except, Prosenjit Poddar is still around to tell his tale if he wanted to which, for understandable reasons, he is loath to.


Police Release Identity of UCLA Shooter – Mainak Sarkar Also Shot a Woman Dead in Minnesota
Jun 2nd, 2016 11:34 am by Jim Hoft  Officials identified the shooter yesterday at UCLA campus as Mainak Sarkar, a student who got his Ph.D from the school. ... 158 Comments urces told NBC News Sarkar had posted disparaging comments online about Klug, calling him a “very sick person” who stole computer code from him.

“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 posted on a now-deleted blog called “the longdarktunnel” in March, the sources said.

“My name is Mainak Sarkar. I was this guy’s PhD student. We had personal differences. He cleverly stole all my code and gave it another student,” the comment read. “Be careful about whom you trust. Stay away from this sick guy.”


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UCLA shooting updates: Gunman identified as former doctoral student
Los Angeles Times‎ - 25 mins agoThe woman's name was found on a “kill list” in Sarkar's residence, LAPD Chief Charlie ... identified as Mainak Sarkar, a former doctoral student who had accused the victim of ...  What we know:

A student and a professor died in a murder-suicide in an engineering building at UCLA on Wednesday morning, Los Angeles police say.
The gunman has been identified as Mainak Sarkar, a former doctoral student who had accused the victim of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else, the LAPD said Thursday.
Sarkar, a resident of Minnesota, appears also to have killed a woman in a small town in that state and had a "kill list," that she was on, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
The professor was William S. Klug, 39, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, according to multiple sources. He was on the "kill list."
A second UCLA professor, who has not been identified, was also on the list. He is safe.
A note was found at the scene, though it was not immediately clear if it was connected to the shooting, said the LAPD's chief spokesman, Capt. Andy Neiman.
UCLA classes were canceled Wednesday, though no engineering classes will be held for the rest of the week.

Police Identify UCLA Shooter in Murder-Suicide as Mainak Sarkar
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UCLA gunman had 'kill list,' linked to second slaying in Minnesota
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UCLA Shooter's name Mainak Sarkar, 38, a PhD student who shot the professor! A Muslim? Is that why we're not hearing much about who did it?

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Police spokeswoman says #UCLA gunman has been identified as #MainakSarkar who shot Professor #WilliamKlug before taking his own life

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LAPD spokesperson identifies the gunman in yesterday's UCLA shooting as Mainak Sarkar.

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A law enforcement source has told CBS News that Mainak Sarkar fatally shot UCLA professor William Klug on campus. cbsloc.al/1XSlmxr

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Woman shot dead in Brooklyn Park; death linked to UCLA shooting Police say it appears that the killing in Minnesota happened before the deaths in California.   Minneapolis Star Tribune‎ A woman was shot to death in a Brooklyn Park home, and police suspect her death is ... Police arrived at the home in the 2400 block of Pearson Parkway shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the request of Los Angeles police, said Brooklyn Park Police Deputy Chief Mark Bruley. A woman was found inside dead from a gunshot wound, Bruley said in a statement.  man behind the murder-suicide at UCLA left a "kill list" at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman's body.  Sarkar drove to Los Angeles from Minnesota with two guns and killed Klug and himself.  A woman was found shot to death Thursday at this Brooklyn Park home. The chief said that when authorities searched Sarkar's home in Minnesota, they found a "kill list" with the names of Klug, another UCLA professor and a woman. looking for car 2003 Nissan Sentra with registered to the St. Paul address that was searched. It has Minnesota plate 720KTW.

a neighbor said a police detective visited about 6:30 a.m. with questions about the woman who was shot, [girlfriend?]Ashley Hasti.


Ashley Hasti, left, and Mainak Sarkar.  "He made it clear that it wasn't something that we need to be concerned about concerning our safety," said Holly Olson, who knew little about Hasti, who was in her early 30s. At the time of her death, Hasti was enrolled in the University of Minnesota Medical School, a





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LAPD asked Brooklyn Park PD to do a welfare check. Officers in MN found a woman dead of a gunshot wound. Somehow connected to UCLA shooting.

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UCLA student shoots professor in murder suicide on campus Two dead in murder suicide shooting at UCLA, campus on lockdown Los Angeles Times  Two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response  Shooting at Engineering 4. Go to secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now! motive unclear, wearing black jacket and pants (shooter in black outfit)  news footage showed students walking out in a line with their hands above their heads as armed police officers scoured the campus. 2 shot at UCLA, conditions unknown; campus on lockdownUSA TODAY UCLA on lockdown, possible shooter on campusWXYZ-TV Detroit Police investigate report of possible shooter at UCLA CBS  Police Investigate Report of Possible Shooter at UCLA Campus ... Police are responding to a report of a possible shooter at the University of California, Los Angeles. Campus media relations officer Rebecca Kendall says ...UCLA police investigate possible shooting on campus - CNN.com Police investigating possible shooter on campus  newsroom.ucla.edu Police are investigating a possible shooter in Boelter Hall UCLA Shooter -- Campus On Lockdown | TMZ.com Someone has opened fire on campus at UCLA... and police are scrambling to find the suspect. The entire campus is on lockdown right now, and firefighters are also on ...