May 5, 2019

UNCC shooting hero Riley Howell farewelled with military honors

Students lay candles and flowers at the steps of Kennedy Hall to honor the victims of a shooting the day earlier at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tributes for the shooting victims at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

Riley Howell, who died tackling the gunman during the University of North Carolina at Charlotte shooting, was put to rest with full military honors Sunday, local news outlets report.

Details: Hundreds attended a public memorial service with a military honor guard at a 1,900-seat auditorium on the grounds of a Methodist retreat on Lake Junaluska for the 21-year-old student, who had been enrolled in a second semester of college ROTC courses at UNC-Charlotte, according to AP.

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