Tragedy Strikes UNC at Chapel Hill Just a Week After Classes Began

Just days after students moved back onto campus, tragedy has plagued the exciting allure of going back to school.

Tragedy Strikes UNC at Chapel Hill Just a Week After Classes Began

As CNN is reporting, on August 28, a lone gunman opened fire on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The first reports of shots being fired came in at around 1:02 p.m. ET. According to CNN, the gunman was at the school’s Caudill Laboratories. About an hour and a half later, at 2:30 p.m. the suspect was taken into custody alive.

As of 6:45 p.m., the only known casualty is a faculty member. Their identity has not yet been made public.

There is still little known about the gunman as well. UNC police Chief Brian Games told CNN that it’s still too early to know a motive for why the shooting took place. 

Following reports of the first shots, students were alerted to shelter in place. Several hours later, around 3:30 p.m., an hour after the suspect had been apprehended, students were given the “all clear” to continue on with their day.

This story is still developing. Mamas Uncut will continue to update this article when more information becomes available.

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