Charlotte-Mecklenburg law enforcement removes crime scene tape in front of the Kennedy building where a gunman killed two people and injured four students at UNC Charlotte, May 1, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP)
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A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students in a classroom building at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said.The shooting prompted a lockdown at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and caused widespread panic across campus as students scrambled to take shelter.Monifa Drayton, an adjunct professor, was walking onto campus when she heard the shots. She said she directed students fleeing the scene to take cover inside a parking deck.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department later said that the campus had been secured and that officers were going through buildings to let people who were hiding know that it was safe to come out.The university has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.
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