Two Dead, 4 Injured in North Carolina University Shooting

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
April 30, 2019USshare
Two Dead, 4 Injured in North Carolina University Shooting
People gather across from the campus of UNC Charlotte after a shooting incident at the school in Charlotte, N.C., on April 30, 2019. (Jason E. Miczek/AP Photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Reports of shots fired on a North Carolina university campus Tuesday prompted a lockdown and chaotic scenes in North Carolina’s largest city.

UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late Tuesday afternoon, saying that shots had been fired.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
People gather across from the campus of University of North Carolina at Charlotte after a shooting at the school in Charlotte, N.C., on April 30, 2019. (Jason E. Miczek/AP Photo)

Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services have said that two people were found dead at the scene, two have life-threatening injuries, and two others have non-life threatening injuries.

Emergency medical services have also sent a mass casualty bus on the way.

“Shots reported near kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately,” the university said in an alert, referring to the school’s Kennedy building on campus.

Aerial shots from local television news outlets showed police officers running toward a building, while another view showed students running on a campus sidewalk.

The university later reported that law enforcement officers were sweeping campus buildings.

It was not immediately clear whether a suspect was in custody. School officials couldn’t be reached for immediate comment Tuesday evening.

The campus was to host a concert at the school’s football stadium.

The university has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

Epoch Times reporter Alan Cheung contributed to this article

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