Charlotte: On Tuesday, two people were killed and at least four left injured after a student launched open fire in Colorado. The incident was reported inside the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus. Preliminary reports have confirmed that the alleged shooter fired the fatal rounds at around 6pm. It was the last day of the varsity's academic year. Here it is to be noted that local emergency services said two people had been killed, while another two sustained life-threatening injuries and two more were being treated for less serious wounds. Seattle Shooting: Two Killed After Gunman Opens Fire at Vehicles, Suspect Arrested
Here it is to be noted that police confirmed the shooter, identified by NBC Charlotte as a 22-year-old history student at the campus, was in custody. A local Fox television affiliate meanwhile identified the dead as boys aged 17 and 18. To be noted that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted, "Scene secure. One in custody . No reason to believe anyone else involved," adding that law enforcement and university staff were sweeping buildings to round up those still sheltering. Video footage posted on social media showed anxious students filing away from the school with their hands raised. It was not immediately clear which part of the school the shooter targeted."It was a really scary experience to hear the shots and have to run... I didn't think. I would have to experience something like that," one student told NBC News.
However it is worth mention that Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she was "in shock" after hearing of the rampage. "My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives, those injured, the entire UNCC community and the courageous first responders who sprang into action to help others," she wrote on Twitter. The shooting comes just days after a teenage gunman opened fire on a synagogue in Poway, California, killing one person and injuring three others: the latest in a string of mass shootings across the US. According to government figures, 40,000 people were killed by firearms in the United States in 2017 -- two thirds of them suicides -- the highest annual toll in five decades. The perennial debate over gun control in America kicks up again at each shooting, a far too frequent occurrence. Yet no solution has been found over the decades that satisfies both those seeking stricter gun controls to reduce such tragedies and those supportive of constitutional guarantees to the right to bear arms.