Massachusetts native injured in UNC Charlotte shooting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WPRI) — A Massachusetts native was injured in the shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte Tuesday evening.

Two people were killed and four students were hurt after a gunman opened fire inside a classroom building around 6 p.m.

The school’s chancellor said three of the students are in critical condition.

Drew Pescaro is from Rutland, Mass. His fraternity Alpha Tau Omega tweeted that he’s currently under medical supervision at Carolinas Medical Center.

Tuesday marked the last day of classes at the university.

Police arrested 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell shortly after the shooting. They said he was armed with a pistol.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced Wednesday morning that Terrell is facing two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and other charges.

A student described the terrifying moments when the shots rang out.

“All I remember was hearing three shots. Just three shots and I went down,” said the student. “The guy next to me got shot. It was just really scary.”

The school was placed on lockdown for several hours, but it was lifted at midnight Wednesday.

A candlelight vigil will be held on campus Wednesday night.

The university canceled all final exams through Sunday.

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