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At least two dead in shooting at UNC Charlotte

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Published on May 1, 2019 - Duration: 01:02s

At least two dead in shooting at UNC Charlotte

Two people were killed and four others wounded - two with life-threatening injuries - in a shooting on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, according to the Mecklenburg Emergency Management Services Agency.

Lisa Bernhard reports.

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At least two dead in shooting at UNC Charlotte

At least two people were killed and four wounded when a shooter opened fire at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Tuesday, according to EMS services.

Local media reported that a suspect believed to be a student at the school was taken into custody.

Charlotte station WBTV reported that gunfire erupted at about 5:45 p.m.

Local time near the universityโ€™s Kennedy Hall administrative building.

The local EMS agency said that two of the four wounded have life-threatening injuries.

The UNC Charlotte twitter page telling students to 'Run.

Hide.

Fight.'

And said the school is in lockdown with buildings being swept by law enforcement.

According to its website, UNC Charlotte enrolls more than 26,500 students and employs 3,000 faculty and staff.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has been briefed and is monitoring the situation.

This is a developing story.

Watch Reuters for more details as they unfold.

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