UNC-Charlotte student from Apex injured in on-campus shooting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – A UNC-Charlotte student who was injured in Tuesday’s on-campus shooting is from Apex. 

Two people were killed and four injured when a man with a pistol walked into a building on campus and opened fire, UNC-Charlotte Police Chief Jeff Baker said. 

One of those injured is Drew Pescaro, according to a tweet by Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

Pescaro is from Apex and attended Middle Creek High School. 

UNC-Charlotte’s student newspaper, the Niner Times, tweeted late Tuesday night saying that Pescaro is a sports writer for the paper and expressing support during his recovery. It also said that he is out of surgery and stable. 

The hospital had told CBS 17 shortly after that Pescaro had been discharged.

The extent of Pescaro’s injuries were not immediately available. 

Baker confirmed three of the injured were in critical condition. 

Click here for more details on the fatal shooting

Police have not released the identities of the victims. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 22-year-old man suspected of shooting six people, killing two of them, on UNC-Charlotte’s campus Tuesday evening.

Trystan Andrew Terrell is charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of firearm on educational property, and discharging firearm on educational property.

Two people were killed and four others shot on the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus Tuesday evening.  The suspected shooter was taken into custody, according to police sources.

According to sources, Terrell made a full confession to investigators during his questioning at CMPD.

Sources say that last semester, Terrell withdrew from all but one of his classes. Sources say it was that class – anthropology – that he went to in the Kennedy Hall building armed with a pistol.

The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m.

An alert, sent by UNCC Emergency Management said shots were reported near the Kennedy Hall building. The alert told students to “Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately. Monitor email and emergency.uncc.edu.”

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