Shooting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Four others were injured. Three of them are in critical condition. The shots were fired near the school’s Kennedy building. The suspect was armed with a pistol. He is in custody. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department identified the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22. With their hands raised in the air, panicked students fled from the UNCC campus amid a lockdown. The university, which has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff, tweeted Tuesday night that students could leave campus once they were cleared from their buildings. There is no reason to believe anyone else involved. It was not immediately known whether the victims are students, educators or staff.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University Chancellor Philip Dubois released a statement, saying “examinations will be canceled through Sunday while we formulate a plan for the following week.” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was  briefed on the situation. Waka Flocka Flame was scheduled to perform with rapper Saweetie at a free concert for UNCC students on April 30. He has now cancelled the performance.


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