BREAKING: Two Dead, Four Injured in UNC-Charlotte Campus Shooting, Suspect in Custody

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The campus of UNC-Charlotte after a deadly mass shooting on 4/30/19. Screen grab via WCNC.

Just a few minutes before 6 tonight the UNC-Charlotte campus alert system issued warnings to students to take cover and stay safe after a shooting occurred on campus:


Per Charlotte’s WCNC, two are dead and four have been injured – and two of them have life-threatening injuries:

Two people have died and four people are hurt after a shooting on UNC Charlotte’s campus, Medic confirmed.

Medic said the two deceased were pronounced dead at the scene. Two people have been treated for life-threatening injuries and two have been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials confirmed to NBC Charlotte the shooter was a student. Police officials confirmed to WCNC that the suspect is named Trystan Terrell, a 22-year-old history major at UNCC.

Here’s video of someone, presumably of the suspect, being dragged away from the scene in handcuffs:

Here’s a photo of the suspect, via WSOC-TV‘s Joe Bruno:


Here’s video of Terrell as he was taken into police HQ tonight. It’s not clear what he was saying as he turned to the cameras before being escorted into the building:

This was what the scene looked like earlier on campus. Surreal:

Also per Bruno, a concert and a baseball game were supposed to take place tonight on campus:

Per WCNC chief meteorologist Brad Panovich, this was the last day of class for students before summer. Graduation is next week:


Some students who were at or near the scene of the shooting have been interviewed by local reporters:

Local and state officials as well as members of the U.S. House and Senate from North Carolina are weighing in:



Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the scene is secure:

Here is the university’s policy regarding weapons on campus.

I live about 10 minutes from this campus and pass by it almost every day, so this really hits close to home. My thoughts and prayers are with all impacted at the university and for my beloved city of Charlotte as we grieve for the victims.

Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–


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