Police have arrested two men in a pair of shooting deaths near Wingate University that prompted a campus lockdown.
Wingate police and Union County sheriff's deputies arrested two Marshville men shortly before midnight Wednesday at an apartment in Monroe.
Daniel Steven Sheerer and Tony Antwone Knotts are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery. It was not immediately clear whether they have lawyers.
The names of the shooting victims have not been released. A third person was flown to a hospital after the shootings.
School officials locked down the campus shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday and lifted the lockdown about two hours later.
School officials say apparently no student or university employee was involved.
Two people are dead and one person taken to the hospital after a shooting near a university in North Carolina.
Authorities at Wingate University placed the campus on lockdown last night after reports of a shooting near the entrance to the school.
A statement issued by Wingate said local law enforcement was investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday on a street near the southeastern entrance to the campus, located in the town of Wingate approximately 30 miles southeast of Charlotte.
Campus officials issued the lockdown order about 6:15 p.m., instructing students to move to the nearest building and close and lock all doors and windows.
Officials say no students or university staff were involved in the shooting, and there is no risk to campus.
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