Charlotte Talks: Community Reacts To UNC Charlotte Campus Shooting
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The latest on Tuesday's deadly shooting on UNC Charlotte's campus. We hear from local reporters, students, Chancellor Phil Dubois and others.
Yesterday, on the final day of class for the spring semester, it happened. A lone gunman walked into a classroom at UNC Charlotte and began shooting. One student tweeted that the shooter didn’t say anything, he just started firing.
The shooter at UNCC didn't say anything. He just started shooting during our final presentations and we all ran out. I'm praying for everyone that got hit and UNC Charlotte as a whole. #CharlotteStrong— Tristan Field (@TristanField1) April 30, 2019
In that instant, Charlotte joined other cities that have experienced this kind of senseless tragedy. Two people lost their lives, four were wounded, three critically. University police and CMPD apprehended the alleged shooter and arrested him but again, lives have been irrevocably changed by a man with a gun.
We bring you up to date on what we know.
Nick de la Canal, WFAE reporter
Sarah Delia, WFAE reporter
Phil Dubois, UNC Charlotte chancellor
Gene Deisinger, former deputy chief of police and director of threat assessment services at Virginia Tech; president of Deisinger Consulting