‘He was still shooting when we were leaving’: 911 calls from UNC Charlotte shooting released

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released 48 calls made to 911 in the wake of the deadly shooting at UNC Charlotte. The calls are edited to protect the identities of witnesses. Some of the following audio may be disturbing. 

“It was a lot of shots,” said a female caller to the 911 operator.  

Some callers were in the room when the shooter opened fire.

“He was still shooting when we were leaving,” she explained.

“And you said he was in the Kennedy Building?” questioned the 911 operator. 

“Yes. Kennedy Building in the very first room to the left,” said the caller. 

The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. An alert sent by UNCC Emergency Management said shots were reported near that told students to “Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately.”

According to police, 32 of the 48 calls were received within 16 minutes of the campus shooting. In another call, a person who was in the classroom describes what the shooter looked like and the weapon.

“I  can’t tell. I believe he is white. He has … brown hair and … was wearing a black shirt. He ran into the classroom. I was in there,” said the male witness. “It was a pistol. I believe a Glock 17 or a 34 .” 

Trystan Terrell, 22, is facing several charges including two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, and discharging a firearm on educational property.

Click here to listen to all of the calls released by police.

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