Latest: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A spokeswoman for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte says the suspect in a shooting that killed two students and wounded four others had withdrawn from classes and was no longer enrolled as a student.
UNC-Charlotte spokeswoman Buffy Stephens said Wednesday that suspect Trystan Andrew Terrell withdrew from school earlier this year. Campus police said they disarmed and arrested Terrell in the classroom where the shooting happened Tuesday.
The university said the dead are 21-year-old Riley Howell of Waynesville and 19-year-old Ellis Parlier of Midland.
Wounded were 20-year-old Sean Dehart of Apex, 23-year-old Emily Houpt of Charlotte and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro of Apex.
Also shot was 20-year-old Rami Alramadhan of Saihat, Saudia Arabia. UNC-Charlotte Chancellor Philip DuBois said in radio interviews Wednesday that the freshman student’s father is coming from Saudi Arabia.
UPDATE (10:20 PM) – Police: Suspect in North Carolina campus shooting identified as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell; charges pending.
UPDATE(8:00 PM) – Police say the suspect is in custody after North Carolina campus shooting. Authorities say no one else is believed to be involved.
Campus police chief says three people remain in critical condition after shooting that also killed two others.
UPDATE (6:00PM) — Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency: Two dead, four injured in shooting at UNC Charlotte.
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.