UNCC building briefly placed on lockdown after man shot, injured in the area


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – University of North Carolina Charlotte officials said the school’s City Center Building was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday after a man in the area was shot and injured.

WSOC reported that an alert was sent out by the school around 9:30 a.m. telling people to avoid the area until further notice. UNCC Center City is at 320 E. 9th St. near Brevard Street.

A man was walking with his friend down East 9th Street, in front of the UNCC Center City Building, when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired several shots, according to Lt. Brad Koch with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The man was hit by at least one bullet and showed up a short time later at the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to Koch. Nobody else was hurt.

Koch said the suspect vehicle sped off and no arrests have been made.

At least one bullet entered the UNCC Center City Building and there were bullet holes in several glass windows in the front of the building.

Koch said that the UNCC building was not targeted and that neither the victim or the suspect were affiliated with the school.

Police are looking over surveillance video to identify and find the shooter.

School officials said at about 10:05 a.m. that the lockdown was lifted and that there was no longer an ongoing threat but still wanted people to avoid the area.

Koch also said two other schools in the area, First Ward Elementary and Charlotte Lab, were briefly placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

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