Shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Two people were killed and other four wounded after open fired on the final day of classes Tuesday at the Kennedy Building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte:
The armed man with a pistol open fired before 5 p.m. ( Police dispatch received calls around 4:40 p.m.)Tuesday on the final day of classes as students waited for rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s concert and others prepared for exams later in the week.
The university tweeted after getting calls on the shooting at the Kennedy building UNC Charlotte, “Run, Hide, Fight, Secure yourself immediately!”
UNC Charlotte Victims:
The two students killed were Ellis Parlier, 19, of Midland, North Carolina; and Riley Howell, 21, of Waynesville, North Carolina and other four students were injured – Drew Pescaro, 19, Sean Dehart, 20, Rami Al-Ramadhan, 20, and Emily Houpt, 23 — three of them critically.
UNC Charlotte Shooting Suspect:
Police identified the suspect as Trystan Terrell, 22. He was taken into custody without incident. According to Police Trystan Terrell, 22 is facing charges of two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property.
A campus on lockdown extended for hours late into the night at the school of more than 27,000 students, and university officials postponed final exams, which had been scheduled to begin Thursday.
Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said, “This is the worst day in the history of UNC Charlotte,”
Former US Rep. Gabby Giffords, who survived gun violence said, “I am so sorry for these young people and their families. We fail as a nation when we fail to protect our children. You deserve better,”