Victims in shooting identified.

At about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 campus police received a report that several students had been shot in a classroom building.

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phillip Dubois identified the victims in Tuesday’s shooting on WBT radio Wednesday morning.

The two people killed were 21-year-old Riley Howell and 19-year-old Ellis Parlier, the station tweeted.

The four people injured were 23-year-old Emily Haupt, 20-year-old Rami Alramatin, 20-year-old Sean Dehart and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro.

According to the radio station, Parlier was from Midland.

Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, possessing and firing a weapon on educational property and assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting.

Officials said Terrell gave a full confession.

Official statement issued by the University

UNC Charlotte issued a press release regarding the victims of Thursday’s shooting on campus. Here it is:

It is with great sorrow that we confirm the names of the students whose lives were lost and those who were injured in the tragic event that occurred on our campus on Tuesday, April 30.

Confirmed as deceased are:

•             Riley C. Howell, 21 of Waynesville, North Carolina

•             Ellis R. Parlier, 19 of Midland, North Carolina

Those who were injured are confirmed as:

•             Rami Alramadhan, 20 of Saihat, Saudia Arabia

•             Sean Dehart, 20 of Apex, North Carolina

•             Emily Houpt, 23 of Charlotte, North Carolina

•             Drew Pescaro, 19 of Apex, North Carolina

Continuous updates are available at emergency.uncc.edu/campus-updates.

(End of the UNC Charlotte press release)


Flags lowered

Flags across North Carolina will be lowered to half-staff through sunset Friday to honor the shooting victims.

Gov. Roy Cooper issued the order for the flags this morning.

"I am shocked and saddened by the horrific and senseless tragedy here in our own state at UNC Charlotte, and thank the first responders for their brave and immediate response," Cooper said. "On behalf of the entire state, I extend our deepest condolences to the victims, loved ones, and UNCC campus community during this difficult time. We are grieving with you."

Cooper and other state officials were on campus Tuesday evening to pledge their support and help for the students and the university.

8th District Congressman Richard Hudson issued this statement:

“Renee and I are heartbroken to see this violence in our community and at my alma mater. We are grateful for the quick and selfless action of first responders and police. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims, their families, and the entire 49er community. I will continue to monitor the situation and pray for the safety of all on campus.”

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