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.
Our sports writer Drew Pescaro was one of those shot tonight. He is out of surgery and stable. The full support of the Niner Times staff is behind him in his recovery. #DrewStrong— Niner Times (@niner_times) May 1, 2019
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said late Tuesday that a 22-year-old man was in custody after being disarmed by officers responding to a report of shots fired late in the afternoon on the final day of classes at the university.
Police said two people were found dead at the scene and two others sustained life-threatening injuries. Authorities did not release names of the victims.
Pescaro is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which first tweeted that Pescaro was injured in the shooting.
A statement from the President, Vice President and Health & Safety Officer in regards to today's events. pic.twitter.com/FCdG8D6jrf— Alpha Tau Omega | Lambda Delta (@ATO_UNCC) May 1, 2019
According to his Facebook page, Pescaro is from Rutland, Massachusetts, and he serves as a video assistant for the UNC Charlotte football team.