Shots Fired On Campus of UNCC – University Tells Students To “Run, Hide, Fight”


Shots were fired on the campus of the UNCC in Northeast Charlotte during the last day of classes late Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, 6 people were shot and they now have a shooter in custody.

Officers began evacuating students as soon as they arrived;

The shooting took place in the Kennedy building, where a Charlotte SWAT team is currently sweeping the building.

The University’s emergency management department sent out a tweet at approximately 6pm this evening telling students to “Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately.”

About 15 minutes later, after the shooter was apprehended by police, the department sent out a second tweet, saying the university is still on lockdown and told students to “Remain in a safe location.”

UPDATE 4/30/2019 6:48pm:

Police have now confirmed that 2 people have died from gunshot wounds. 4 other victims are now in the hospital, 3 with life-threatening injuries.

CMPD is asking parents and family members to pick up students at the University City Harris Teeter at 8600 University City Blvd.;

UPDATE 4/30/2019 7:18pm:

Police have released the identification of the shooter in custody as 22-year-old UNCC student Trystan Andrew Terrell.

UPDATE 5/1/2019 6:00am:

Police are now confident that the buildings are clear and the lockdown has officially been lifted. The Kennedy building is still an active crime scene and remains closed to the public and students.

UPDATE 5/1/2019 10:00am:

Trystan Andrew Terrell has now been charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property, and discharging a firearm on educational property.

We will update this article as we receive more information.