The shooting occurred at Mount Tabor High College on the city’s northwest aspect. Police officers and Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies had been dispatched to the scene at 12:07 p.m. ET., Winston-Salem Law enforcement Section Chief Catrina Thompson mentioned at a news meeting.
“A single pupil was situated with a gunshot wound,” she mentioned battling back tears. “Medical responders commenced lifetime-conserving measures and the wounded student was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Healthcare Middle the place he succumbed to his injuries.”
He was discovered as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr., according to the sheriff’s workplace Twitter website page.
The suspect, who authorities feel is a fellow scholar, was taken into custody devoid of incident, in accordance to Forsyth County community affairs officer Christina Howell.
Authorities supplied no facts about the suspect, a feasible motive or what may possibly have led up to the incident.
“Numerous large educational facilities in the location are also on lockdown out of an abundance of warning. There has not been one more incident but it is out of an abundance of caution,” Howell explained.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the lockdowns were lifted, Thompson explained.
A student at the school told CNN the university went into lockdown soon after an announcement above the intercom. About 10 minutes later, police with rifles came in yelling, “Law enforcement office, place your fingers up!”
Officers moved the college students to yet another location in the faculty, telling them they could convey their mobile phones, but: “Everybody stand up. Depart your luggage in position.”
Gov. Roy Cooper said before in a statement that he has been briefed and is ready to offer any vital assist.
“We have to work to be certain the security of college students and educators, rapidly apprehend the shooter and retain guns off university grounds,” he explained.
CNN’s Raja Razek, Steve Almasy and Paul P. Murphy contributed to this report.