A suspect is in custody after a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) on Monday afternoon left a faculty member dead and prompted students and others to shelter in place for hours as police looked for the gunman, school officials said.
Shots were reported fired at 1:02 p.m. ET at the school’s Caudill Laboratories, and a suspect was taken into custody shortly after 2:30 p.m., Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said at a Monday evening news conference.
The names of the faculty member and the suspect were not immediately released. It was too early to know a motive for the shooting, UNC Police Chief Brian James said
Shots were fired on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. ET, at the Caudill Laboratories, a suspected opened fire which left one faculty member dead and put the campus on lockdown. Around 2:30 p.m. EST, the suspect was taken in to custody, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz stated.
“We really want to know the ‘why’ in this case and what led to it,” shared UNC Police Chief Brian James on the motive.
At the time of this report, the gun used during the shooting has not yet been found and the name of the suspect and victim hasn’t been released yet.