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2 Killed & Three Injured in a University Shootout in North Carolina

Updated On 01 May, 2019 Published On

2 students were reportedly killed and several wounded in a gunfire incident in the University of North Carolina, Charlotte that took place on Tuesday, 30th April 2019.

The suspect from the shootout was taken into custody by the police officials.

Police informed the suspect, to be a student of the same campus.

Sandy D’Elosua, spokesperson for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the suspect was believed to have acted alone.

Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte wrote on Twitter,

We are in shock to learn of an active shooter situation on the campus of UNC Charlotte. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives, those injured, the entire UNCC community and the courageous first responders who sprang into action to help others,

The news of the firing at the University's Kennedy Hall was reported by the local media news of Charlotte, WBTV at around 5:45 pm (local time).

Three of the injured victims sustained major injuries.

The suspect of the shooting wasn't quickly identified by the authorities.

Police said no other gunmen were involved.

The University tweeted at about 6 pm writing,

Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately,

The University has informed its staff and students to “remain in a safe location” and also informed the campus was under lockdown, in their official website.

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The videos posted on social media depicts students exiting the institution with hands held high as police officials entered inside the University.

Susan Harden, a professor of the campus expressed disbelief at the shooting.

She said,

This is a day at the end of the semester, when students are doing performances, presentations ... this is just the worst thing,

Our campus is so safe. So safe. I’ve never felt unsafe on our campus. I’m heartbroken.

The University has more than 26,500 students enrolled and 3,000 faculty and staff members.

The campus was set to host a concert at the school’s football stadium on Tuesday evening.