LUMBERTON, N.C. – A former student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been fatally shot near the campus in Robeson County. The incident occurred on Wednesday, prompting campus police to respond to reports of gunfire near a university apartment complex shortly before 5 p.m.
Although no shooter or victim was initially found, shell casings were located at the scene. Tragically, the victim succumbed to their injuries before they could be airlifted to the hospital.
The Pembroke Rescue Squad later revealed that a gunshot victim had been dropped off at a nearby church, adding further mystery to the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
As the investigation unfolds, classes before 11 a.m. were canceled on Thursday, and the university has extended mental health resources to its students and staff.
Authorities, including campus police, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Bureau of Investigation, are actively working to uncover the connection between the two incidents. The circumstances of the shooting have not yet been disclosed by officials.
This tragic event has undoubtedly sent shockwaves through the UNC-Pembroke community, leaving many concerned and seeking answers. The university is likely to provide updates on the situation as the investigation progresses, and the community remains on edge as they await further information.