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Suspect arrested after one killed during UNC Chapel Hill shooting – latest


University on lockdown over ‘active shooting’ situation on campus

A suspect is in custody following reports of an active shooting situation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday.

Local law enforcement and UNC officials issued an alert just after 1pm Monday about “an armed and dangerous person” on or near the campus. Police said during a press conference that a faculty member was killed in the shooting.

“The students are certainly traumatised,” UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin M Guskiewicz said. “But I want to commend those who were inside the building ensuring everyone’s safety.”

A suspect was arrested near a residential area 10 minutes away from campus, but the weapon used in the shooting has yet to be recovered. Local police are searching a residence on William Circle, WRAL reported.

Students were ordered to shelter in place as police and paramedics responded to the scene where at least one shot was allegedly heard near Caudil Labs. Around 4.15pm, UNC Police lifted the shelter-in-place order.

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The FBI is assisting local police as they investigate a campus shooting at the University of North Carolina that left one faculty member dead on Monday.

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Unnamed suspect in custody

UNC police said during a press conference on Monday that a faculty member was killed in the shooting.

“The students are certainly traumatised,” UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin M Guskiewicz said. “But I want to commend those who were inside the building ensuring everyone’s safety.”

An unnamed suspect was arrested near a residential area 10 minutes away from campus, but the weapon used in the shooting has yet to be recovered.

Local police are searching a residence on William Circle, WRAL reported.

“Please know that support is available and [we[ stand ready to help,” Mr Guskiewicz said in a statement, also thanking authorities for their swift response.

All classes have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 23:18

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UNC confirms faculty member killed in campus shooting at lab

The University of North Carolina confirmed on Monday a faculty member was killed in a campus shooting.

“We are waiting for confirmation that the next of kin has been contacted before we share more information,” Chancellor Kevin M Guskiewicz said in a statement on Monday.

“I am devastated by today’s shooting in one of our campus buildings, a place where we conduct our important work of teaching, mentoring, and research every day,” he added. “This shooting damages the trust and safety that we so often take for granted on our campus.”

Classes have been canceled for Monday and Tuesday.

Josh Marcus28 August 2023 22:53

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Suspect in custody, police say

A spokesperson for the UNC police department told ABC11 that a suspect matching the description of a person of interest was arrested in a residential area on Williams Circle.

Authorities are reportedly searching a residence about 10 minutes away from campus, according to WRAL.

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 22:29

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Law enforcement to hold press conference shortly

Authorities are expected to provide updates on the shooting at UNC at Chapel Hill in 15 minutes.

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 21:53

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Students told to avoid Caudil Labs building as investigation continues

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 21:36

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Students and faculty get ‘all clear’ from UNC officials

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 21:23

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‘Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough … We shouldn’t have to go to class in fear’

Classes at UNC resumed just last week. UNC at Chapel Hill student Mary-Margaret Barbee opened up about the terrifying experience as she continued to shelter in place on Monday.

“As a UNC Chapel Hill student who is currently still sheltering in place with no updates other than the sound of sirens and helicopters, thoughts and prayers aren’t enough. This shouldn’t happen. We shouldn’t have to go to class in fear of our lives. We need legislative change,” Ms Barbee tweeted.

“What’s happening on our campus at #UNC right now is terrifying, tragic, and above all else, infuriating. It’s infuriating to see this happening to the place I call home. It’s infuriating that this happens every. single. day. and nothing is done about it.”

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 21:20

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Heavy police presence three hours after active shooting situation started

A heavy law enforcement presence could be seen at the UNC Chapel Hill campus on Monday evening as authorities continued to hunt for a gunman.

Armoured vehicles and helicopters could also be seen at the scene.

Dozens of students made their way out of certain buildings after being directly instructed to do so, but UNC police said a shelter-in-place remains in effect at large.

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 21:05

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Video shows students sheltering inside lecture hall

Andrea Blanco28 August 2023 20:54



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