Two killed in shooting at University of North Carolina Charlotte

Two killed in shooting at University of North Carolina Charlotte

At least two people were killed and four injured in a shooting Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

The Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency confirmed the figures on Twitter. The Associated Press reported that two of the injuries are life-threatening while the other two are not.


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed that a suspect is in custody and that it does not believe anyone else is involved.

The university had urged students to seek shelter and remain in a safe location, noting that law enforcement officials were individually sweeping buildings.

"Renee & I are heartbroken to see violence at my alma mater @unccharlotte. Grateful for the quick action of 1st responders & police. Our prayers are with victims, their families & the #49er community. I'll continue to monitor the situation & pray for the safety of our campus #UNCC," Rep. Richard HudsonRichard Lane HudsonLawmakers warn Pentagon against reduction of US forces in Africa North Carolina poised to pass new congressional maps North Carolina ruling could cost GOP House seats MORE (R), who represents the area, tweeted. 

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) also tweeted that he has been briefed on the shooting and is continuing to monitor the situation.

– Updated: 7:48 p.m.