Massachusetts Native Injured in NC Campus Shooting

A Massachusetts native was among those injured in a shooting Tuesday on a North Carolina university campus.

Drew Pescaro, originally from Rutland, Massachusetts, is currently “under medical supervision,” according to his fraternity. His older brother told NBC10 Boston the family is headed to see him tonight.

Two people were killed and four injured in the shooting at UNC Charlotte, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in North Carolina's largest city.

"Shots reported near kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately," the university said in an alert, referring to the school's Kennedy building on campus.

Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency said on Twitter that two people were found dead at the scene, two others have life-threatening injuries and two others have injuries that are not life-threatening. They said the numbers could change.

Police later confirmed that a suspect was in custody.

Aerial shots from local television news outlets showed police officers running toward a building, while another view showed students running on a campus sidewalk.

The university later reported that law enforcement officers were sweeping campus buildings.

It was not immediately clear whether the victims were students. School officials couldn't be reached for immediate comment Tuesday evening.

The campus was to host a concert at the school's football stadium.

The university has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

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