NEW DELHI: In shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the US, at least two people were killed and four wounded on Tuesday.
The individual arrested was believed to have acted alone in the shootout, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesperson Sandy D’Elosua said, adding he was taken into custody.
WBTV, a local TV broadcaster in Charlotte reported that gunfire was heard at around 5:45 p.m. (21:45 GMT) on Tuesday near the university’s Kennedy Hall administrative building.
“We are in shock to learn of an active shooter situation on the campus of UNC Charlotte. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives, those injured, the entire UNCC community and the courageous first responders who sprang into action to help others,” Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles on tweeted.
In one of the deadliest shootings at educational campuses in the United States, a South Korean student killed 32 people in Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007.