Reports of a shooting on the campus of UCLA yesterday prompted a massive law enforcement response as the entire city of Los Angeles went into a stage of tactical alert as people feared a terrorist attack or mass shooting. After the dust cleared, only two bodies were found in what was determined to be a murder-suicide. Yet just now, shocking details are emerging about the shooter's motives and other intended victims.
The LA Times is reporting that the gunman, former doctorate student Mainak Sarkar, shot and killed UCLA professor William Klug in an engineering building before turning the gun on himself. In a social media rant, Sarkar suggested that Klug deeply betrayed him, but friends and students described the father of two as an "extremely generous" and caring man.
And now another possible victim has been found dead.
According to KTLA, authorities have discovered a "kill list" written by Sarkar that included, among others, another UCLA professor and a woman who lives in Minnesota. The UCLA professor has been found safe, but the woman was just discovered shot to death at her home in Minnesota. Police are asking the public for help locating Sarkar's 2003 gray Nissan Sentra, which has Minnesota plates that read "720 KTW."
It is suspected that Sarkar shot the woman before driving cross-country to UCLA.