Published: Fri, May 03, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Campus Shooting Victim Called A Hero For Tackling Gunman

Campus Shooting Victim Called A Hero For Tackling Gunman

Two people were killed and four injured when a gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon.

Two people were killed and four are injured, three of which are in critical condition. He said a fourth person's injuries were less serious. Suspect Trystan Andrew Terrell had been enrolled at the school but withdrew this semester, UNC-Charlotte spokeswoman Buffy Stephens said.

A student killed during the shooting on the campus of UNC-Charlotte is being remembered as a hero. "This guy wearing dark-ish clothes, to my knowledge, came in and started shooting", Ayers said.

There were reports of a shooting at University Village Apartments near the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus on the evening of May 1, 2019.

"Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately", the university said on Twitter shortly before 6 pm.

The university has identified the injured as Rami Al-Ramadhan, 20, of Saihat, Saudi Arabia; Sean DeHart, 20, and Drew Pescaro, 19, of Apex, North Carolina and Emily Houpt, 23, of Charlotte.

"The campus remains on lockdown while police clear each building".

Police identified the suspect as Trystan Terrell, 22.

Rold was stunned by the news of his grandson being involved in a mass shooting. "It's surreal. You know, you hear about these types of things that happen, unfortunately, all around the country", neighbor Harold Lloyd told CNN affiliate WCCB.

A spokesperson for the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department confirmed that there was an active shooter situation, however, they did not offer any additional details on the matter.

The university released the names of the shooting victims on Wednesday morning. Terrell taught himself French and Portuguese with the help of a language learning program his grandfather bought him and was attending UNC-Charlotte, Rold said.

In a confession to police, Terrell said that he researched the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place in 2012, according to WBTV. She said she directed students fleeing the scene to take cover inside a parking deck. They said the shooting is still under investigation.

"It was a really scary experience to hear the shots and have to run".

"The FBI is prepared to provide any resource needed as the investigation continues to determine exactly what led to this tragic loss of life in our community", said John Strong, special agent in charge of the FBI field office in Charlotte.

During a press conference Tuesday night, campus police explained they got reports of a suspect armed with a pistol that had shot several students and multiple officers before going into one of the campus buildings, WCSC reported.

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