Third victim identified; University professors denounce armed violence

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Photos provided by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, show (LR) Cha Jan "German" Chang, an associate professor in the business school's Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology department;  Patricia Navarro-Velez, 39, accounting professor;  and Naoko Takemaru, 69, was an associate professor of Japanese studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Chang, Navarro and Takemaru were shot and killed on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 on campus.

On Wednesday morning, three Las Vegas college professors got up and headed to work at Beam Hall, home of the University of Nevada’s business school. One supervised Japanese studies, another taught accounting, and a third managed information systems.

They were all massacred, gunned down by a disgruntled former professor who arrived on campus with a .9mm pistol, 150 rounds of ammunition, and a vendetta.

Their deaths in the United States latest high profile mass shooting sparked widespread calls Friday for gun control from educators across the country, a group many look to for answers in times of tragedy and distress. They demanded an end to the gun violence epidemic that has left college campuses particularly vulnerable to fatal attacks.

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