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.

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Alexandria Sands is the Niner Times' community editor. She is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a double minor in Journalism and English. Her work has been published in Charlotte magazine, The Charlotte Business Journal, Creative Loafing, The Gaston Gazette, The Shelby Star and The State Port Pilot. When she's not in the newsroom, you can catch her reading a book at her home in Oak Island. Reach her at community@ninertimes.com or @alexsands_.

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