• Second student lauded for lifesaving actions during UNCC shooting

    By: Glenn Counts


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a ceremony Friday, UNC Charlotte honored the men and women who rushed headlong into danger to stop the campus shooter April 30.

    While some of the names are familiar – student Riley Howell and Sgt. Richard Gundacker helped take down the alleged gunman – a new tale of heroism came forth Friday.

    [WATCH: WSOC Special Report on UNC Charlotte tragedy]

    >> A second student played a key role in aiding victims during the UNC Charlotte mass shooting. WATCH the video above to learn about the actions of JROTC cadet Eric Dippold.

    Eric Dippold – an Army ROTC 49er Battalion cadet at UNC Charlotte – used his shirt and pants as bandages to help stem the bleeding for some of the victims.


    “I’m a volunteer – that’s what I’m supposed to do,” Dippold said. “I’m supposed to fight for others.”

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