Two Dead, Multiple Injured in UNCC Shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Two people were killed and four have been injured in a shooting at UNCC Tuesday afternoon, MEDIC tweeted. The shooter, a 22-year-old male, is in custody and has been charged with two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Shots fired were reported at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. near Kennedy Hall at UNCC, officials said.

Visit WSOCTV.com for the latest updates.

What we know:

  • Two people were killed and four others injured after a gunman opened fire in a classroom at UNCC Tuesday just after 5:30 p.m.
  • The shooter was taken into custody by officers who rushed to the classroom
  • Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Trystan Terrell with 2 counts of murder and 4 counts of attempted murder
  • Terrell was a UNCC student and will make his first court appearance on Thursday
  • Campus lockdown has been lifted, though the Kennedy building remains closed and is an active crime scene

MINUTE-BY-MINUTE UPDATES FROM WSOC:

10:00 p.m.: 

UNCC said all final exams have been canceled through Sunday. Officials tweeted that the student union has been cleared and can serve as a meeting place for students and staff.

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8:50 p.m.: FBI tweeted it is assisting CMPD and other law enforcement to provide resources needed in the investigation.

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8:49 p.m.: NinerAlert: "The campus remains on lockdown while police clear each building. This could take several more hours. Check email for more details."

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8:45 p.m.: Authorities give an update on the shooting.

  • 2 fatalities
  • 3 critical injuries
  • 1 non-life-threatening injuries 

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7:49 p.m.: Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles tweet: “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.”

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7:47 p.m.: NinerAlert: Information about on-campus shooting, campus remains on lockdown. Check your email for more information.

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7:45 p.m.: CMPD says the UNCC campus is secure and no one else is believed to be involved.

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7:11 p.m.: NC Gov. Roy Cooper has been briefed about the shooting at UNCC.

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7:08 p.m.: The alleged shooter has been ID'd as Trystan A. Terrell, according to a police source.

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7:05 p.m.: NinerAlert: Campus lockdown continues. Remain in a safe location.

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6:55 p.m.: The suspected shooter is a UNCC male student.

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6:47 p.m: BREAKING UPDATE:

  • 2 dead
  • 2 life-threatening injuries
  • 2 non-life-threatening injuries

-per MEDIC

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6:44 p.m.: CMPD ANNOUNCEMENT: UNC Charlotte students and families, please head to 8600 University City Boulevard. We are sending all the students there to be reunified with their families.

6:43 p.m.: CMPD is planning on a press conference soon.

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6:38 p.m.: ATF agents are responding to UNCC.

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6:35 p.m.: CMPD and SWAT are going through building-to-building to secure the campus. 

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6:24 p.m.: LYNX Blue Line trains will have end-of-line service at the McCullough Station. A bus bridge is being put in place between McCullough and JW Clay Station.

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6:21 p.m.: A UNCC student told Channel 9 over the phone that he was heading to the Waka Flocka Flame concert at the Jerry Richardson Stadium on campus when he heard that there were reports of shots fired. He said everyone was running.

"It was terrifying -- did not expect it in the least," the student said.

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6:15 p.m.: Police resources are continuing to be called in. The shooter is in custody

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6:05 p.m.: School lockdown continues

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5:55 p.m.:Several ambulances are one scene

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