Shooter kills 2, wounds 4 at University of North Carolina

Two people died and at least four were injured in a shooting incident at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus in the United States on Tuesday, AP reported.

Meanwhile, the suspect accused of killing Howell and another student at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, while wounding four others, was due to appear in the afternoon to face charges including murder and attempted murder.

Howell and Parlier of Midland, North Carolina, were killed in the shooting while four others were injured.

Howell grew up taking care of his three younger siblings on his family's farm in Waynesville, North Carolina.

According to Bruno, "CMPD says only one person was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries".

Police have identified the alleged shooter as Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, a former student at UNC Charlotte.

Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency said two people were killed, two others had life-threatening injuries and another two suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Associated Press.

A medic walks between police cars after a shooting on the campus of University of North Carolina Charlotte in University City, Charlotte, on April 30, 2019. They were taught to run away if they can, hide if they can't run and if the awful situation arises where a gunman prevents those two choices - fight for their lives. His motive remains unclear.

Trystan Andrew Terrell was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Tuesday after six people were shot at UNCC.

It was not immediately clear who Terrell was referring to in his Wednesday comment.

Howell was shot and killed, but his actions delayed the shooter, giving police more time to respond and fellow students a chance to escape. He told the driver: "Take me anywhere".

"When I spoke to the father - one father to another - I told him personally, I wished I had words", he said.

"We support the students and personnel at UNC-Charlotte affected by today's tragic shooting", the post read.

"At approximately 5:40 p.m. shots were fired on the UNC Charlotte campus". She said too that she was not surprised to learn her boyfriend saved others, saying: "It's what he would have done".

She said she panicked: "We had no idea where he was ... so we were just expecting them at any moment coming into the classroom". "But for his work, the assailant may not have been disarmed", Putney said.

In a statement, UNC-Charlotte said all the victims were students, five from North Carolina and one worldwide. They said the shooting is still under investigation.

A spokeswoman for Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department confirmed there had been an active shooter at the university but declined to give any further information.

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