Updated May 2, 2019

UNC-Charlotte shooting: What you need to know about the fatal attack

A campus vigil for the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, shooting victims Wednesday.

Thousands of students gathered for a campus vigil Wednesday evening to honor the victims of the shooting at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte a day earlier.

The latest: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Riley Howell, among 2 students killed in Tuesday's attack, which wounded 4 others, died taking the gunman "off his feet." "His sacrifice saved lives," he said. Putney confirmed suspect Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, is a former student. He faces charges including 2 counts of murder and 4 of murder.

Details: The university went into lockdown soon after police responded to a call about 5:40 pm ET Tuesday that a suspect had shot several people near the university’s Kennedy Hall administrative building. The lockdown was lifted Wednesday morning.

  • The other student killed was Ellis Parlier, 19, who police said was the first victim to die.
  • 3 victims of the victims taken to hospital in critical condition were expected to survive according to a radio interview with university president Dr. Philip Dubois.
  • The shooting occurred while students were giving final presentations during an anthropology class, per the Washington Post.
  • Authorities said the suspect used a pistol. They're not looking for anyone else.
  • University chancellor Philip Dubois said lives were saved because of the prompt actions of police.
  • A concert was scheduled to celebrate the last day of classes with rapper Waka Flocka on the day of the shooting, according to the university's event page.

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Acting Navy head apologizes for calling fired captain "stupid"

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Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly apologized Monday for calling Capt. Brett Crozier, the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "too naive or too stupid" over his letter pleading for help following a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

The big picture: His apology came after President Trump told a news briefing earlier Monday he would "get involved" following a leak of Modly's remarks on Crozier to the ship's crew, obtained by CNN. Modly said in a statement.

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Former Vatican treasurer George Pell's sexual abuse convictions overturned

Cardinal George Pell at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

George Pell, the former Vatican treasurer, has won his appeal and had his child sexual abuse convictions overturned by Australia's High Court.

Why it matters: The cardinal became last year the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to go to trial and be convicted for sex abuse. But the High Court's ruling means he can be immediately released from prison, where he was serving a six-year sentence.

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