In a statement made on the university’s social media account, it was stated that the police took action for “an armed and dangerous person on or near campus”.
In the statement, it was noted that the suspect could not be found and the danger continued, and the students were asked to take the necessary precautions in a sheltered way.
It was stated that while the entrances and exits to the university were closed, the police continued to search for the gunman, both by land and air helicopters.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper informed on the X social media platform that all means have been mobilized to apprehend the suspect and that the developments will be shared with the public.
Entering the second week of the new academic year, the University of North Carolina has 4 thousand lecturers, 9 thousand employees and 32 thousand students.