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2 dead, 4 injured after shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Mockingbird    2,572
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There was no information as to whether the dead and wounded were students, Lester Oliva with the Mecklenburg EMS agency said.

 

The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity tweeted that one of the injured was Drew Pescaro of the Lamda Delta Chapter and that he is under medical supervision.

 

Charlotte police said in a tweet that the campus had been secured, that one person was in custody and that there was "no reason to believe anyone else involved."

 

The EMS agency tweeted that two of the injured have life-threatening injuries and two have injuries that are non-life-threatening.

 

The University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Office of Emergency Management tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. that "Shots reported near kennedy" and urged people to "Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately."

 

Tristan Field, 19, said in a phone interview with NBC News that he was in a classroom in the Kennedy building where final presentations were taking place when six or seven gunshots rang out from the opposite side of the room.

 

Field did not see the shooter or hear the gunman say anything. "He just started shooting," Field said. The professor, Field and other students fled to an adjacent building, where they stayed until police escorted them out.

 

Some students in a library described hiding under desks or turning out lights, and others said the phoned calling family members.

 

Jordan Peace, 19, a freshman, told NBC News in a phone interview that she was on the library’s second floor around 5:40 p.m. working on a final project due Tuesday night when she saw students running upstairs.

 

Peace initially thought it was a prank, until an intercom announcement warned, “active shooter, stay away from windows and hide."

 

A police officer then entered the library asking if anyone else was inside, and when he told those students to leave, "we all grabbed our stuff and ran out," she said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/least-2-dead-2-injured-after-report-shooting-university-north-n1000436

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DocM    16,486
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Shooter: Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22 y/o male.

 

According to Heavy.com

 

https://heavy.com/news/2019/04/trystan-andrew-terrell/

 

1) classmates claim he's autistic, quiet.

 

2)  dropped out this semester

 

3)  Registered Libertarian, does not appear to have a criminal record.

 

4) lives near mass transit which goes to the campus.

 

5) mother died in 2011 - breast cancer.

 

 

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FloatingFatMan    18,421

A few years ago this thread would be jumping by now, but these days?  2 posts in 24+ hours.  I guess no one really cares about school shootings anymore.

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techbeck    6,874
8 hours ago, FloatingFatMan said:

A few years ago this thread would be jumping by now, but these days?  2 posts in 24+ hours.  I guess no one really cares about school shootings anymore.

Not sure about anyone else, but I don't post in a lot of areas I used to, or really much at all, these days.  And it is always the same old arguments and rebuttals so really, what is the point.

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Zagadka    4,047

What I would really say because I certainly haven't said anything yet is the general response of politicians who do absolutely nothing every time this happens, which is at least weekly, is less than useless. We're clearly doing something (many things) wrong.

 

That's a pretty neutral statement, right?

 

It is weird to think back to the Kent State shootings being such a big deal while something like this is barely news.

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DocM    16,486
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12 hours ago, Zagadka said:

What I would really say because I certainly haven't said anything yet is the general response of politicians who do absolutely nothing every time this happens, which is at least weekly, 

 

Depends on how you count them; are 4 people shot (definition of a "mass shooting") during a bank robbery or by a family annihilator the same as a school shooter?

 

Most agencies and observers say no because of differing motives. School shootings etc. are vastly different at all levels.

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It is weird to think back to the Kent State shootings being such a big deal while something like this is barely news.

 

Kent State was crazy politicians overreacting, crazy citizens aren't near as scary.

 

That and the perp in this case can't be easily portrayed, rightly or wrongly,  by those with an agenda as a fascist/Nazi/white supremacist, etc. provoking a ton of clapback.

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Zagadka    4,047
On 5/3/2019 at 12:11 AM, DocM said:

 

Depends on how you count them; are 4 people shot (definition of a "mass shooting") during a bank robbery or by a family annihilator the same as a school shooter?

 

Most agencies and observers say no because of differing motives. School shootings etc. are vastly different at all levels.

I would agree that a mass shooting generally depends on the motives.

 

And speaking of... another one. Weekly.

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