Police: Suspect in custody, “no reason to believe anyone else involved” after shooting at UNCC

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UNCC shots fired report (courtesy: WBTV via CBS Newspath)

UPDATE: 8:52 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/WBTW) – UNC Charlotte police chief says suspect in campus shooting was armed with a pistol, quickly disarmed by officers.

The campus police chief also says three people remain in critical condition after shooting that also killed two others.

The FBI is on the scene assisting law enforcement. 

“The FBI is on scene and assisting the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and other law enforcement partners at UNC-Charlotte in the aftermath of an on-campus shooting.   The FBI is prepared to provide any resource needed as the investigation continues to determine exactly what led to this tragic loss of life in our community,” said John Strong, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Charlotte, in a press release. 

CMPD is the lead investigate agency. 


UPDATE: 7:42 p.m.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a tweet around 7:39 p.m. Tuesday that one person is in custody and there is “no reason to believe anyone else involved.”

“CMPD and UNCC going room by room on campus to identify any students, faculty or others who may be sheltering in place,” the tweet also said. 


UPDATE: 6:58 p.m.:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/WBTW) – Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency: Two dead, four injured in shooting at North Carolina university.

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released a statement on Tuesday evening about the incident.

“Renee and I are heartbroken to see this violence in our community and at my alma mater,” said Rep. Hudson. “We are grateful for the quick and selfless action of first responders and police. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims, their families, and the entire 49er community. I will continue to monitor the situation and pray for the safety of all on campus.”


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina university has issued an alert for students to remain in a safe location following reports of an apparent shooting.

UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown on Tuesday after reports that shots had been fired.

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

It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been shot or 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.

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