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Police identify North Carolina university shooter as ex-student

ANI | Updated: May 01, 2019 11:58 IST

North Carolina [USA], May 1 (ANI): The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified the University of North Carolina at Charlotte' shooter as a former student, 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell, whose alleged attack left two dead in its wake.
At least four more individuals have been injured as all scheduled activities on campus have been suspended until Wednesday midnight, according to the university website. Out of the wounded, three are in a critical condition, according to CNN.
The authorities disarmed and apprehended the 22-year-old former student from a room where the shots had rung, USA Today quoted Jeff Baker, police chief at the university as saying.
“This is a truly tragic day. It is something where everyone says, 'God, I hope this doesn’t happen.' But it happened,” Baker added.
As per school records, the 22-year-old suspect was last enrolled in fall 2018. He is currently in custody and is yet to be charged.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police will be leading the investigation, while the FBI is assisting in the case.
Tuesday was supposed to be the last day of classes, as exams were scheduled to start from Thursday. In the wake of the tragedy, all tests have been cancelled through Sunday. (ANI)