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2 dead, 4 injured in shooting at University of North Carolina campus

Posted at 6:10 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 00:22:07-04

Two people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting Tuesday at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, authorities said. One person was taken into custody and there was no reason to believe anyone else was involved, police said.

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries and two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Mecklenburg EMS.

The school is on lockdown, the school’s website said. Shamar Crosby, a senior at the university, described it to CBSN as “madness.”

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that officers were going room to room on campus, identifying students and faculty members who may be sheltering in place.

UNCC Emergency Management sent a tweet saying “Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately. Monitor email and emergency.uncc.edu.”

1 person taken into custody
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said one person was taken into custody on Tuesday, and there was no reason to believe anyone else was involved in the shooting.