Two people are dead and four are injured following a shooting at a North Carolina University.
According to reports, the UNC Charlotte campus was on lockdown after gun shots were heard near the Kennedy Building.
Per the Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency, two people were found dead at the scene while three others have suffered life threatening injuries. Another person suffered a gunshot wound but is expected to survive. The suspect, 22-year-old Trystan Terrell, is currently in custody.
Terrell was also charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He’s being held without bond.
“I can’t tell you the sadness of the entire community to know that a situation like this has occurred on our campus,” police chief Jeff Baker said in a news conference.
“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.
19-year-old Ellis Parlier and 21-year-old Riley Howell were the two individuals killed. According to school Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois, the other victims, 20-year-old Rami Alramatin, 23-year-old Emily Haupt, 20-year-old Sean Dehart and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro are expected to be okay.