Faculty member killed in campus shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill

Faculty member killed in campus shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill

We’ll turn now to the terrifying moments today at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
The campus placed on lockdown for hours after a gunman fatally shot a faculty member.
Police apparently making the arrest on live TV. Here’s Ali Vitale.
Tonight, an alarming if too familiar scene. A college campus on lockdown after a deadly shooting.
This time at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
I’m grieved to report that one of our faculty members was killed in this shooting.
This loss is devastating and the shooting damages the trust and safety that we so often take for granted in our campus community.
It began this afternoon with a school alert for an armed dangerous person on or near campus.
Go inside now. Avoid windows. Just one week after classes started.
He’s a 9mm, awful Asian male.
Heavily armed officers swarming the campus. Students walking down the street with hands up.
Many posting pictures sheltering inside school buildings.
So immediately we all just stayed hiding in the stalls, squatting on the toilets, just scared. We didn’t know what was happening.
It was terrifying because you see that on your phone and you think it’s just one of those things.
Police putting out this photo of what they called a person of interest.
Then what appeared to be an arrest late today, shown on NBC station WRAL.
And now they’re leading the person around the vehicle in handcuffs.
That’s the person we saw sitting down on the street with his hands behind his back, getting into the back of that police car.
And just after four o’clock, the campus giving the all clear.
You know, Allie, we’ll never get used to that side of students with their hands up leaving a college campus.
There are a lot of questions here about what led up to this and what actually happened.
Absolutely, Lester. Chief among them how and why this happened at this hour.
Both the suspect and victim are unidentified.
Law enforcement are still searching for a firearm.
Nevertheless, a harrowing and frightening way to go back to school.

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