UNC Charlotte on lockdown after report of shots fired

They said the numbers could change. He said: "This is not in his DNA".

According to its website, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte enrolled more than 26,500 students and employed 3000 faculty and staff.

Several local media outlets reported the gunman either was or had been a student on the campus.

"A student should not have to fear for his or her life when they are on our campuses", the Democrat said.

"Renee and I are heartbroken to see this violence in our community and at my alma mater", said Hudson. Students and staff on campus should follow the instructions of law enforcement officials and the instructions issued in NinerAlerts.

"I am disheartened that I have had to reach out to you regarding so many senseless acts of violence lately, and tonight's events are an unfortunate reminder that awful things can happen at any time and in any place", Guskiewicz said. Authorities did not immediately release the suspect's identity. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect.

A vigil was planned for Wednesday on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where the shooting on Tuesday upended the last day of class. "Run, Hide, Fight. Secure Yourself immediately", the office tweeted.

At least four others were injured in the shooting, with two of the injured having life-threatening injuries.

A shooting on the campus of the Univeristy of North Carolina Charlotte left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in Charlotte.

Two other people are being treated for life-threatening injuries, and two more people have non-life threatening injuries, the agency said.

Television station WBTV in Charlotte reported that gunfire erupted about 5:45 pm local time (2145 GMT) near the university's Kennedy Hall administrative building. It's unclear whether the victims are students or whether a suspect is in custody.

UNC Charlotte is in lockdown and there have been chaotic scenes as police officers sweep the campus buildings.

Baker said the suspect was not someone on police's radar.

  • Tracy Klein