Two dead after shooting on campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Police identified the suspected gunman as 22-year-old Trystan Terrell who tilted his head back and smiled at the cameras while being taken into custody: https://t.co/Jvw3IVKoKN pic.twitter.com/CsxFAJ1PC2
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The man charged with opening fire at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte apparently confessed to media outlets.
“I just went into a classroom and shot the guys,” Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, told reporters as cops led him off in handcuffs, according to The Associated Press.
Police, witnesses, and university officials say a gunman opened fire at a classroom Tuesday.
“All I remember was hearing three shots, and I went down,” a student told HLN. “The guy next to me got shot. It was just really scary.”
Authorities say Terrell is responsible. The school says he is a former student. The alleged motive remains unknown.
Two people were killed in the incident. They’ve been identified as 21-year-old Riley Howell and 19-year-old Ellis Parlier. Four were injured: 20-year-old Rami Alramadhan, 20-year-old Sean DeHart, 23-year-old Emily Houpt, and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro.
NEW THIS MORNING: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Identified the suspect as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell, who was interviewed by detectives and charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and more. pic.twitter.com/M8pdemAb0h
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Terrell faces charges including murder, and attempted murder. He is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday, a court clerk told Law&Crime. There is no attorney of record at this time.
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