911 calls released from UNC-Charlotte shooting


We are hearing for the first time, the chilling 911 calls of students and faculty under siege as a college classroom erupts in gunfire.

The gunman, a former student, began firing in a University of North Carolina at Charlotte classroom.

“There’s a shooter on UNC’s Charlotte campus.”

The frantic 911 calls, altered by police to protect identities, kept pouring in.

“..is anybody injured, do you see anybody shot?”

“he was pretty close to some people on the far side of the room. It was pretty likely that he hit somebody.”

Related: UNC Charlotte students come together in grief, remember hero

When the shooting ends. Two dead, four injured-two critically.

A suspected killer as callous as they come. A reporter asked the shooter as he was escorted away,”Can you tell us what happened?” The shooter replied,”I went into a classroom and shot some guys.”

There likely would’ve been more casualties if it were not for 21-year-old Riley Howell, who died attempting to fight the gunman. On Thursday, North Carolina honored Howell as the hero made his way home.

A memorial service for Howell is scheduled for Sunday. He and the other student killed, Ellis Parlier, 19, were both granted their degrees.

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