UNCC uptown campus ‘not targeted’ in nearby shooting that sent man to hospital

UNCC uptown campus 'not targeted' in shooting, stray bullet hit building window

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - UNC Charlotte alerted students Thursday morning of a lockdown after shots were fired in uptown.

According to the inital Niner Alert, the Center City Building was placed on lockdown around 9:30 a.m. as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department investigated the incident. Additional schools in the area, including First Ward Elementary School, were placed on lockdown as precaution.

Shortly after 10 a.m. the university sent out another alert confirming there was no longer an ongoing threat and the lockdown was lifted.

School officials say it is believed the shots were fired from a moving vehicle that quickly fled the scene. According to UNC Charlotte, the Center City Building was struck by two stray bullets during the shooting. According to CMPD, officers located several windows at the campus that were damaged by bullets.

Police say a man was walking with a friend on 9th Street when he was injured after shots were fired. The victim showed up to the hospital a short time later with non-life threatening injuries. A release from CMPD says detectives are working to determine his involvement in the case.

No one inside of the building was injured during the shooting.

Officials with CMPD says the victim and suspect are not affiliated with the university. The victim however is cooperating with officials to determine the motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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