“Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately,” the university said on Twitter shortly before 6 p.m.
Two people were killed and four others wounded, three critically, in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, officials said.
Police said one suspect, who some local media reported was a student at the school, was taken into custody following the rampage on the last day of classes for the academic year. Final exams were scheduled for next week.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokeswoman Sandy D’Elosua said the individual who was arrested was believed to have acted alone. Television station WBTV in Charlotte reported that gunfire erupted about 5:45 p.m. (21:45 GMT) on Tuesday near the university’s Kennedy Hall administrative building, and that one person had been arrested.
“We are in shock to learn of an active shooter situation on the campus of UNC Charlotte. 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,” Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said on Twitter.