A UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member has been killed in a shooting that shuts down the campus
A University of North Carolina Chapel Hill faculty member was killed Monday in a shooting that shut down the campus while officials searched for an “armed and dangerous individual,” university officials said.
One suspect was arrested about an hour and a half after the shooting at Caudill Labs, and a clear alert was issued to the campus about two hours after that.
School officials said at a press conference Monday afternoon that no other injuries were reported.
“I am deeply saddened and saddened by today’s shooting in one of our campus buildings, which is where we conduct our important work of teaching, mentoring, and research every day,” University of North Carolina Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said in a letter to the university community. “This shooting damages the trust and safety that we so often take for granted on our campuses. We will work to rebuild that trust and security,” he added.
The university first alerted the students to An armed and dangerous person on or near campus Shortly after one o’clock in the afternoon
At 2:24 p.m., the university issued a stay-at-home alert because the suspect was on the loose. A video clip from the university campus showed a large police presence.
When campus police posted a photo of a person of interest at 2:35 p.m., they warned, “If you see this person, keep your distance, put your safety first and call 911.”
The school said at 3:14 p.m. that all classes and events on Monday have been canceled.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said statement That officials are “taking precautions to protect the integrity of the campus following today’s shooting.”
“This is a tragic way to start a new semester and the state will provide any assistance necessary to support the UNC community,” Cooper said.
No one from the university was immediately contacted Monday afternoon seeking additional comment.
FBI officials in Charlotte said the federal agency is assisting with local law enforcement.
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