2 Killed Near Wingate University Campus

7:35 AM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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  • Deadly shooting near Wingate Univ. Campus (Photo: WBTV)

WINGATE, N.C. -- A shooting near Wingate University on Wednesday night killed two people and wounded a third. Paramedics airlifted that person to a hospital.

WCNC-TV is reporting that police have two men in custody. Daniel Steven Sheerer and Tony Antwone Knotts are both facing charges of first degree murder.

School officials sent out an alert and put the campus on lockdown after the shooting.

According to WBTV, the alert sent to students and staff said, "Move to the nearest building and close and lock all doors and windows. Close all blinds and turn off the lights." It also asked students and staff to silence their cell phones until further notice.

The school lifted the lockdown around 8 p.m.

Police said the shooting happened in an area along East Wilson Street around 6 p.m. Wednesday.


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