The ex-student accused of opening fire inside a University of North Carolina-Charlotte classroom appeared to confess to the shooting Wednesday - as campus officials identified each of his victims Wednesday.
Twenty-two-year-old Trystan Terrell faces two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on education property and discharging a firearm on education property.
Terrell and his family have ties to North Texas as they used to live in Mansfield before moving to North Carolina in 2014.
University of North Carolina-Charlotte Police Chief Jeff Baker said that a call came in at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday that a suspect armed with a pistol had shot several students.
An Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account owned/operated by the 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell have yet to be found.
A 21-year-old student has been hailed a hero for saving his fellow students' lives by tackling a gunman who was shooting up a university classroom, police in the USA said on Wednesday. Two people were killed and four others were hospitalized.
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At least two officers arrested Terrell after the shooting.
Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, addressed reporters near the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus hours after a gunman killed two and wounded four others. "Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately", reads the tweet. Authorities identified the injured students as Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Rami Alramadhan, 20; and Emily Houpt, 23. His motive remains unclear.
While authorities worked to clear the buildings and ensure there were no more shooters, panicked students crouched in halls as helicopters buzzed overhead. All I can say for certain is that we will get through them together.
Once police were alerted and the pursuit began, a button was pressed that activated a campuswide alert system to let students and faculty know to take cover because of an active shooter. They said the shooting is still under investigation. He said officers assembling nearby for a concert rushed to the scene, where they apprehended the male suspect.
"It's the worst feeling when that text comes", she said.
Neither the shooter or victim had any affiliation with University. "Having no place to run and hide, he did the last", said Putney.