Student sportswriter among wounded in Charlotte

Drew Pescaro, a sportswriter for the Niner Times — UNC Charlotte’s student-run newspaper — was shot when a gunman with a pistol opened fire in an on-campus classroom building Tuesday, killing two and wounding four.

The newspaper tweeted that Pescaro had surgery and was in stable condition.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said late Tuesday night that a 22-year-old man was in custody after being disarmed by officers responding to a report of shots fired late afternoon on the final day of classes at the university.

Police said two people were found dead at the scene, with two others sustaining life-threatening injuries. The names of the victims were not released by authorities.

Pescaro is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which had first posted on Twitter that Pescaro was injured in the shooting.

According to his Facebook page, Pescaro is from Rutland, Massachusetts, and also serves as a video assistant for the UNC Charlotte football team.

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