UNC Charlotte’s main campus is on lockdown after a shooting was reported near the Kennedy building.
At 5:50 p.m., the University sent out a NinerAlert to the campus community, warning, “Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately.”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are still investigating.
Update, 6:48 p.m.: Police are evacuating students from buildings, starting with Atkins Library. People inside should prepare to identify themselves, put their hands up and follow officer commands, according to a NinerAlert sent by the University.
Update, 6:57 p.m.: CMPD is asking that students go to the Harris Teeter near campus to reunite with their families. That address is 8600 University City Blvd.
Update, 7:40 p.m.: A shooter is in custody, officials say. “No reason to believe anyone else involved.” CMPD tweeted at 7:39 p.m.
Update, 7:50 p.m.: A NinerAlert sent at 7:45 p.m. says there is no ongoing threat to campus, but people on campus should stay in place as police continue to clear buildings.
Update, 10:26 p.m.: The class the suspect attacked was Science, Technology and Society with Professor Adam Johnson, says a student who was in the classroom.