Professor ID’d as UCLA Shooting Victim
A mechanical and aerospace engineering professor was identified by students and colleagues as the victim killed Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at UCLA.
William Klug was in an office inside Boelter Hall on the Westwood campus before 10 a.m. when he was reportedly shot and killed by an unidentified student who then took his own life, sources told NBC4.
A gun and a note were found near the bodies, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said during an afternoon press conference.
“I’m just outraged,” said Renjie Li, a student who knew Klug. “I’m mad that someone would do that to a young professor who just started his career at UCLA. It’s just a shame.”
Li took a computer science class from Klug. Li said he was one of the most approachable professors on campus.
“He was always there for us. i just really appreciate him being that type of person there when I’m in trouble doing my project or having trouble figuring out a problem,” Li said. “He’s definitely one of my favorite professors here at UCLA.”