Two people were killed and several were critically injured when a perpetrator opened fire at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, on the night of Wednesday local time.
As the redningsmyndighederne moved out, they found two killed and four wounded, of which two of them were in mortal danger.
On the spot seized the police a suspected perpetrator.
112 - 1. may. 2019 - at. 02:28 Six people shot at a university in the UNITED states
Now tell several media outlets, including CNN, the story of a young, heroic man, who attacked the armed perpetrator, when all others fled.
As the presumed skoleskyder Trystan Andrew Terrell fried into the classroom, ran 21-year-old Riley Howell directly towards him and attack him with bare fists.
Both the police and Riley Howells family says that while the young miljøstuderende did what he could to wrest the weapons from the 22-year-old perpetrator, did the other students to escape out of it completely filled the classroom.
He got knocked the offender over the edge, but before the police managed to arrive, was Riley Howell shot at point blank range. The 19-year-old students, Ellis 'Reed' Parlier, was also killed.
- He (Riley Howell, ed.) is an athletically built young man, and he took up the fight against their attacker. Unfortunately, he had to give his life to do it, but it saved many lives, he did it, says police chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg-Police Department, to CNN.
With his heroic action did Riley Howell, according to police commissioner as well as to it, the police recommend that you do, if you are in a situation where a person opens fire.
- Either fleeing man, otherwise save up, or also take up the fight with their attacker. Since he had no place to run or hide, he did the last, saith the words of praise from Kerr Putney.
As Jamie Howells aunt heard, how nevøen had given his life to save his schoolmates, she was not surprised.
- It was so heroically done. He was everyone's protector. You felt secure when you were with Riley, says the aunt, Morgan Howell Moylan, to CNN.
Andrew Trystan Terrell, 22, is among other things charged with two killings. Photo: Mecklenburg co. Sheriff's Office
Riley Howell grew, according to the american media up on a farm in Waynesville, North Carolina, where he took care of his three younger siblings. He dreamed of a career in the military or as a firefighter.
In a press release, as Riley Howells family has sent out to the media, writes his family that the 21-year-old man, has always been the type who has stood by his convictions, and he never hesitated to act when others needed help.
His faith was strong, and he knew what he should do, when the people had the greatest need for him. You could always rely on him, says the family's statement, which also says that Riley Howell loved Star Wars, birds, snowboarding, to take to the lake and to work outside.
You can see the family message here:
The family of Riley Howell just released this statement. We're customs this young man was a true HERO who sacrificed his life to protect his classmates, likely saving many lives. Please take a moment to say a prayer for his family, who lost a brave young son far too soon. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/Fz5BxRo51Q— Allison Latos (@AllisonWSOC9) 1. may 2019
Several of Riley Howells friends are now using Twitter to describe their grief.
I'm still in shock over all of this. You never think that it could happen to your school or to someone you know. Riley Howell is truly a hero who I am honored to have known. I am praying for the families of the victims and for everyone involved. Rest in peace to a genuine hero. pic.twitter.com/3Sj48BcOhT— 6’4 whore (@ImWhoredan) 1. may 2019
Two of my roommates went to HS with and knew Riley Howell, soon after finding out one of my roommates said, "he was the type of guy to put others first and I am willing to bet he tried to jump the gunman," we later read that is exactly what he did. #TrueHero #CharlotteStrong— Kyle (@HowToKyleG) 1. may 2019
No words. Rest in peace Riley. The nicest and most genuine guy I have ever met. Prayers up for the Howell family.— A-west (@A_west_10) 1. may 2019
The other student, who also died in skoleskyderiet at the University of North Carolina, was 19-year-old Ellis 'Reed' Parlier.
His former high school, Central Academy of Technology & Arts in North Carolina, flagged with half after getting the awful news about the former student's tragic death.
Opposite BuzzFeed News describes the 20-year-old Madison Clevenger, who went to high school with Ellis 'Reed' Parlier, him as a 'very quiet fellow'.
JUST IN: Ellis Parlier's family has just shared this photo with us. They said they are still in shock and grieving. the— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) 1. may 2019
Ellis was killed in last night's #UNCC shooting. pic.twitter.com/gUk2ZMCvoA
- But as soon as he said something, it was always super fun, and super random. Everyone was like: 'where did the guy from?', says Madison Clevenger.
the 22-year-old Andrew Trystan Terrell was arrested following the skoleskyderiet. He is charged with several different conditions, including two cases of manslaughter.