Second student lauded for lifesaving actions during UNCC shooting

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.

>> 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.”