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UNLV Police: Shots fired on campus, no injuries reported

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Police investigate shooting at the UNLV campus on July 13, 2017. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5) Police investigate shooting at the UNLV campus on July 13, 2017. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
Henderson police at a scene related to the shooting at UNLV on July 13, 2017. (Isaac Torres/FOX5) Henderson police at a scene related to the shooting at UNLV on July 13, 2017. (Isaac Torres/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Police responded to gunshots on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Thursday morning.

UNLV Police Services said emergency personnel were dispatched to the public safety building at about 10:20 a.m.

The campus public information office did not disclose immediate information, but UNLV authorities said the campus was secured during the incident.

UNLV Police updated the situation and said two vehicles drove on the campus through the Harmon Avenue, Swenson Street entrance.

Shots were then fired from one car to the other according to police.

Authorities said a female and an 11-year-old were in one vehicle and not struck by the gunfire. However, they were shot at about nine times.

"I was terrified, I mean working on a campus these days you know there's always that fear, you hear about it all the time but you don't think it'll actually happen where you're at and on a day where my kids are on campus when all those kids are attending football camp you know that was really scary," Andrea Mower, who works near the scene of the shooting said.

"I was working in the building right here and my coworker actually heard the gunshots and he came running and told us to lockdown that there were gunshots." "We all locked down and then my kids were attending a football camp with tony Sanchez just across the way there and my first thought was of all those kids, of my kids, I wanted to make sure my children were safe."

Austin Bayardo, a UNLV junior said he was in class and heard the emergency alerts during the shooting.

"Out of nowhere we hear an alarm, screen projector comes down, nobody really knows what's going on," Bayardo said. "High anxiety, everybody was kind of freaking out wondering where the shooting was occurring hoping it wasn't near us." "It's scary to know that people get to that level to shoot into cars, especially into a woman's car with a child in it."

Authorities said the suspected shooter fled the scene and advised the public to avoid the area near the safety building while they investigated the situation.  

The suspect in the shooting and carjacking was arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in California following a long pursuit, according to Henderson Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Henderson police also reported they are investigating a scene at a residence on Lyon Drive, near Eastern Avenue and Eldorado Lane, related to the original shooting call at UNLV.  

Stay with FOX5 for continued updates on this developing story.

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