Two dead, four injured in UNC Charlotte shooting

  01 May 2019    Read: 1361
Two dead, four injured in UNC Charlotte shooting

The University of North Carolina in Charlotte issued an alert on Tuesday, indicating that the campus is on lockdown following reports of an active shooter, Sputnik reports. 

According to the Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency, two individuals were killed in the shooting, and four others were transported to a local area hospital. It's unclear whether those injured were students of the university.

Although officials have yet to confirm the matter, media reports indicate that one suspect has been taken into custody.

​The university revealed on Twitter that shots were initially heard near the Kennedy Hall Building. "Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately," reads the tweet.

​Images shared on social media show that medical professionals have been directed to the scene. Other photos offer a glimpse into the chaos unfolding on campus as students flee to safety.

A spokesperson for the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department confirmed that there was an active shooter situation, however, they did not offer any additional details on the matter.​​

Reports suggest that many students were on campus at the time of the shooting to attend a concert at the university's Jerry Richardson Stadium.

Charlotte news station WCNC​ reported that the local train lines have been suspended as a result of the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

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