• UNCC on high alert after two violent crimes near campus within 24 hours


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is on high alert after a carjacking and a shooting happened within 24 hours of each other near campus.

    Police said two men carjacked a UNCC student at an apartment complex late Sunday night.

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    The crime happened around 11:30 p.m. outside the Millennium One Apartments on Triplett Road, just off University City Boulevard.

    According to a Niner Alert sent to students, the victim told police two men in ski masks stole her gray 2012 Honda Civic at gunpoint.

    The victim was not hurt and police have not released a detailed description of the suspects.

    The carjacking comes just hours after someone was grazed by a bullet early Sunday morning during a shooting at the University Crossing apartments across from the university.

    [CMPD: Woman grazed by bullet at UNCC student housing complex]

    Student-athlete Ka'neesha Brown told Channel 9's Blaine Tolison that she watched her girlfriend, Keyshia Little, get shot over something that didn't need to involve a gun.

    According to Brown, Little and an ex got into an argument and the ex's brother showed up with a gun.

    "She could have been shot in the chest, but she was holding my dog. My dog caught the bullet," said brown.

    Little is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday to remove the bullet from her arm.

    University Crossings sent Channel 9 a statement reading in part, "Firearms are not permitted on the property. We ask that residents notify the police immediately by calling 911 if they see anyone with a firearm."

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    The shooting is the fourth in University City during the month of March.

    Even though these crimes were off campus, UNCC officials put out an alert for students to be extra cautious in the area. They said students should not stare down at their cellphones or wear headphones while walking. They also suggest students use the Niner Transit to navigate around the area at night, but if they have to walk then they should always travel in groups.

    No arrests have been made in either case.

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