First of UNCC shooting victims identified; recovering after surgery

UNIVERSITY CITY, N.C. — The first victim of the UNC Charlotte shooting has been identified by a family member.

The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity shared a photo of Drew Pescaro, who was one of the four students shot but not killed in Tuesday's shooting.

Pescaro is originally from Massachusetts, and Channel 9's sister station there spoke with one of his cousins Tuesday evening.

Pescaro is receiving medical treatment at Carolinas Medical Center.

Boston 25 News spoke with his cousin who said Pescaro grew up in Rutland and Shrewsbury before moving to North Carolina with his parents and three brothers about 10 years ago.

Pescaro's girlfriend was reportedly by his side at the hospital, where he underwent surgery.

"What we know is that he spoke to his mother on the way to the hospital. His parents live about two hours from the campus. The fact that he was able to talk to his mother was pretty reassuring," his cousin told Boston 25 News.

Family members told Eyewitness News reporter Joe Bruno that as of late Tuesday night, Pescaro was out of surgery and had a long road ahead, but is expected to survive.

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