When news about the shooting at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte began to spread, support came in from all across the state and even further on social media.
The hashtag #CharlotteStrong is now trending on Twitter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our campus and community during this tragic time. Thank you for the outpouring of support everyone has shown. We can’t thank the first responders enough for their quick and diligent work.— Charlotte 49ers (@Charlotte49ers) May 1, 2019
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On his Twitter account, Gov. Roy Cooper released this statement:
“This is a tragic day for Charlotte and this great university. We mourn the lives lost and we will all be here to support each other. I commend the first responders for their quick action and am grateful that the campus is now secure.”
This is a tragic day for Charlotte and this great university. We mourn the lives lost and we will all be here to support each other. I commend the first responders for their quick action and am grateful that the campus is now secure.— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) May 1, 2019
Gov. Cooper also ordered all North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to be lowered to half0staff through sunset on Friday to honor the victims.
Rep. Richard Hudson shared a statement on the tragedy. UNCC was his alma mater.
“Renee and I are heartbroken to see this violence in our community and at my alma mater,” said Rep. Hudson. “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.”
High schools across Cabarrus County shared the trending hashtag and said their thoughts were with the UNCC students and staff.
The Charlotte Knights showed their support by sharing photos of players wearing Charlotte 49ers hats and Charlotte Motor Speedway tweeted, “Our hearts are heavy tonight with the news from @unccharlotte. To everyone impacted, know that we stand with you and grieve alongside you.”