Two people were killed and four injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, authorities said.
Three people are in critical condition, UNC Charlotte police Chief Jeff Baker said at a press conference. All four injured were transferred to Carolinas Medical Center's main hospital in Charlotte.
One suspect was taken into custody, and there is no reason to believe anyone else was involved, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police tweeted. Baker said police are not ready to release information about the suspect as the investigation is ongoing.
The identities of the victims are being held until their families have been notified, Baker said.
UNC Charlotte Office of Emergency Management issued an alert around 5:40 p.m. reporting shots fired near the school’s Kennedy building. Police have not confirmed in what building the shooting took place.
Officers entered the building where the suspect was armed with a handgun, Baker said.
“Our officers’ actions definitely saved lives; there is no doubt about that,” Baker said.
Baker said the suspect was not someone on police’s radar.
The UNC Charlotte campus remained on lockdown four hours after shots were first reported. Police are going room to room, and students and faculty are able to leave if their building has been cleared.