UNCC Shooting

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On April 30, 2019, a shooting on the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte left two people dead and four injured. 

On the last day of classes a former UNCC student entered a classroom and began shooting. Ellis Parlier and Riley Howell were killed. Drew Pescaro, Sean DeHart, Rami Al-Ramadhan and Emily Houpt were injured. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged Trystan Terrell in the attack. 

Riley Howell
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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has honored a college student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside a classroom.

One of the students injured when a gunman opened fire inside a UNC Charlotte classroom last month took his first steps without a walker Monday.

Drew Pescaro, 19, tweeted a 21-second video of the milestone that shows him in a hospital gown, rolling an IV stand as he walks aided by a hospital worker.

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A celebratory atmosphere was weighted by grief at UNC Charlotte's commencement ceremonies this weekend. Students and faculty members paid tribute to the two students killed in a campus shooting on April 30, and to a graduating senior who was among the injured.

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Officials at UNC Charlotte are not yet sure what will be done with the building where a shooter opened fire last week. The Kennedy building is now locked down and only accessible by people in the information technology division by key swipe.

The man accused of fatally shooting two UNC Charlotte students and injuring four others last week has been indicted by a grand jury.

A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of the UNC Charlotte student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall.

About 150 people joined a March for Our Lives rally at UNCC Friday.
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Back in March, students at UNC Charlotte began organizing a chapter of the nationwide youth movement March for Our Lives. On Friday, they held their first rally against gun violence, prompted by something none of them expected - a deadly shooting on their own campus.

UNCC students and staff gathered in groups around campus after a shooter opened fire in a classrom, April 30, 2019.
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Students frantically call for help as a deadly shooting unfolds on a North Carolina campus in 911 recordings released Friday, with one saying the gunman was "still shooting" as she fled the classroom where he opened fire.

Reed Parlier, 19, of Midland, N.C.
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The parents of a student slain during a shooting at a UNC Charlotte are remembering their son as reserved but witty in some of their first public comments.

The professor of the UNC Charlotte class in which a gunman opened fire, killing two and injuring four others, said in a blog post Thursday that the gunman had been a student in his class. Anthropology professor Adam Johnson said the gunman withdrew from the course early in the semester.

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The man accused of fatally shooting two UNC Charlotte students and leaving four others injured was scheduled to have his first appearance in court today but that didn’t happen.

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UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phil Dubois says the university plans an "extensive independent and external" review of Tuesday's shooting on campus that killed two students and injured four others.

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Updated: Monday at 2:30 p.m.

It was the last day of classes for UNC Charlotte students when a shooter opened fire in a classroom building during an anthropology class, killing two students and injuring four others. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have taken over the investigation into the shooting and more details are sure to emerge in the coming days. But here’s what we know:

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Halton Arena on UNC Charlotte’s campus was packed Wednesday evening as thousands of people attended a vigil for the two students who were killed and four others who were injured during a fatal campus shooting on Tuesday. 

Riley Howell
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Police are crediting one of the students who died in Tuesday's shooting at UNC Charlotte with saving lives by helping to stop the shooter. 

UNCC faculty, students and staff evacuated campus buildings after a shooting in the Kennedy Building. April 30, 2019.
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In the midst of tragedies there are heroes, often they are the first responders. But CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said there was no bigger hero in Tuesday night’s shooting than 21-year-old UNC Charlotte student Riley Howell.  

Riley Howell
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On the day after a deadly shooting on the campus of UNC Charlotte, university, police, and city officials held a press conference in which more details were revealed about the deadly incident. One of the most important takeaways was about one of the students who died. Police say he was a hero. 

Reed Parlier, 19, of Midland, N.C.
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About 30 family members and friends of 19-year-old Ellis Reed Parlier, one of two students killed by a gunman at UNC Charlotte Tuesday, gathered to support each other at Matthews Presbyterian Church today. The group quietly talked about ways they can help each other deal with Parlier’s tragic death in a classroom in the school’s Kennedy Building during final course presentations.

The shooting at UNC Charlotte Tuesday that killed two people and injured four others has cast a shadow over the city and amplified concerns over gun violence. On WFAE's "Morning Edition" city leaders said the city needs to come together as a community and focus on the problem and victims.  

UNCC police and CMPD on campus after shooting
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Robert Dawkins with SAFE Coalition, a group that deals with gun violence, said the community should weigh the UNC Charlotte shooting in the same terms that it grapples with the city's rising homicide rate. He says the city can't treat one problem without treating the other.  He spoke with WFAE's "Morning Edition" host Lisa Worf early Wednesday about how he hopes the community responds to the shooting.  

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