UNC Charlotte issues alert following reports of apparent shooting

University of North Carolina at Charlotte also known as UNC Charlotte

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Although officials have yet to confirm the matter, media reports indicate that one suspect has been taken into custody.

Niner Alerts, which is the official account of the UNC's Office of Emergency Management, stated that campus was on lockdown.

A university spokesperson said: "Shots have been reported in the area of Kennedy".

Two people have been treated for life-threatening injuries and two have been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are assisting university police in the case.

As of 7 p.m., the lockdown on the campus was continuing.

The shooting occurred on the same night as rapper Waka Flocka Flame was due to perform at Jerry Richardson Stadium on campus.

North Carolina: The university said on Twitter: "Run, Hide, Fight".

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There is reporting that several people were shot and two people have been killed. "Secure yourself immediately and remain there until further notice", read a campus "NinerAlert" emailed to the UNCC community and tweeted by the school at 5:50pm.

There are over 30,000 students enrolled at the university, in addition to just under 1,500 academic staff.

WBTV has crew at the campus and will update this developing story as more information is made available.

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