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UNC Charlotte shooting is latest in string of campus shootings

At least two people were killed in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus on Tuesday.

Since 2014, there have been at least seven other shootings on or near North Carolina colleges and universities. 

  • Jan. 31, 2019 – A man was wounded by gunfire near UNC Charlotte’s uptown campus. Police said the college campus was not targeted in the shooting and the shooter and victim were not affiliated with the university. 
  • March 20, 2018 – A 20-year-old University of North Carolina Charlotte student was arrested after he wrote about committing a school shooting. He told a doctor that he “could not wait to buy a gun and shoot the university (UNCC) up.” 
  • Jan. 20, 2018 – A 21-year-old student was shot and killed while attending a social event at Wake Forest University following an altercation. 
  • Nov. 1, 2015 – A 19-year-old student was shot and killed and another wounded in a shooting at Winston-Salem State University. 
  • Oct. 25, 2015 – A student was shot and injured at North Carolina Central University. 
  • April 13, 2015 – A gunman shot and killed an employee of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  The shooter was a former student who had been dismissed from a work-study program for too many absences. 
  • Feb. 11, 2015 – Three Muslim students were shot and killed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A 46-year-old Chapel Hill man was arrested and charged with killing the three students. 

The three most recent shootings on university campuses across the nation: 

  • Aug. 20, 2018 – A shootout happened between a man and campus police at Georgia State University the night before classes started. 
  • March 14, 2018 – One person was shot and killed and another shot and injured at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A disgruntled employee shot two employees at the UAB Highland Hospital on the campus. The gunman shot and killed himself. 
  • March 8, 2018 – A person was injured after a shooting at the University of South Alabama. 

 

 

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