WINGATE, N. C. – Students at a North Carolina university found shelter because of apparent gunfire in the neighborhood, but the authorities stressed that there is no active shooter on the campus.
Wingate University ordered students to shelter in place for about an hour Monday as part of a campus-wide lockdown. Officials at the university of southeast of Charlotte announced that the lockdown was lifted about 1 hour
Wingate officials said the authorities were looking for a suspect with a gun by the off-campus of death. The Union County Sheriff’s Office said in a Tweet that someone was killed in the vicinity of an intersection a few blocks south of the campus.
Wingate elementary School was also placed on the lock. The sheriff’s office emphasizes that there is not an active shooter on the university or the elementary school.