Shooter at University of North Carolina at Charlotte kills two, injures four

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The lockdown is now lifted at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where police say a gunman opened fire in a classroom on the last day of classes.

At least two people are dead and four others injured.

This morning, a North Carolina community devastated following a deadly shooting on campus.

Jeff Baker, with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Police, says, “I can’t tell you the sadness of the entire community to know that a situation like this has occurred on our campus.”

A gunman opening fire in the middle of a classroom on the last day of classes for the semester.

The university quickly sent alerts and warned students in a tweet to “run, hide, fight. Secure yourself immediately.”

Students running from buildings, others taking safety inside classrooms.

Tristin Field tells us, “Everything was silent, nothing was happening, and, without warning, gun… gunshots started happening”.

Many students say they mistook the gunfire as a senior prank, including Tristan Field, who was in the classroom where the shooting took place.

“At first, I didn’t really think they were gunshots… So many screams… I don’t know how I got out of there.”

A video posted by Jordan Pearce showing students with their hands in the air, fleeing from the campus library.

Pearce saying, “I was like, ‘oh my gosh, this is real. I have to hide.’ So, I grabbed the girl next to me and I was like, ‘we need to hide.'”

Police officers running in the opposite direction, towards the chaos.

Dispatcher: “We have a shooter in custody.”

Police: “Shooter is detained right here.”

Officers quickly arriving to the scene, saying they disarmed the suspect before he could reload.

This morning, authorities identifying him as 22-year-old Trystan Terrel.

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