At least three people were shot Tuesday and one person was in custody after an incident on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, according to a city official.

Law enforcement officers were sweeping the affected buildings, the university tweeted.
“Follow officer commands,” the school said.

A suspect opened fire at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding several others before being taken into custody.

“Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately,” the university said on Twitter shortly before 6pm

The school said on its website the campus was on lockdown and that students and staff should “remain in a safe location”.

Local WSCO-TV in Charlotte reported that three people were wounded in the gunfire that erupted at about 5.45pm near the university’s Kennedy Hall administrative building, and that one person had been taken into custody.

Video footage posted to social media showed students evacuating campus buildings with their hands raised as police officers ran past them toward the scene of the shooting.

A spokeswoman for Charlotte-Mecklenberg police department confirmed there had been an active shooter at the university but declined to give any further information.

The police department set up a media staging area near the school, which has nearly 30,000 students.

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