Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Shooting at UNC Charlotte; Homicides Climb; NC Teacher Protest

May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

A gunman kills two UNC Charlotte students and wounds four others on the campus.  We bring you the latest.  Those shootings add to the rising number of homicides in Charlotte, a number trending higher than the last several years.  And teachers from CMS and around the state marched on Raleigh Wednesday.  Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories.

Clockwise from top left: Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV; Alex Olgin, WFAE; Erik Spanberg, The Charlotte Business Journal; Jonathan Lowe, Spectrum News Charlotte

This week, the active shooter nightmare came to the Queen City as a gunman killed 2 students and injured 4 others on the UNC Charlotte Campus on the last day of classes there.

Chancellor Philip Dubois said that Tuesday was “the saddest day in UNC Charlotte’s history.” We’ll discuss what happened and the latest on what we know about the shooting, the aftermath, the suspect and the victims.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins

The shooting at UNC Charlotte is another instance in Charlotte’s rising number of homicides, a number that is trending higher than the last several years. CMPD says it will take a lot of work to fix this problem. We’ll discuss.

Teachers from around the state marched in Raleigh on Wednesday in support of more funding for public education. We get reaction from the second annual “Day of Action.”


Alexandra Olgin, WFAE reporter 

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter