Nashville native shares terrifying moments from UNC shooting


Inside the chaos of another school shooting was a native Nashvillian. 

Mary Hausfeld told News 2 she was on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte when gunfire erupted on Tuesday evening,

“When we got the text that it was an active shooter, it was like our worst fears were confirmed.” 

Hausfeld said she’s currently studying for her Ph.D. at the University. She was in the building across from the gunfire, and hid with her friends for nearly two hours in a small office space, 

“My first instinct because we were up on the third floor, and something was clearly happening outside, was to hide.” 

Police have said two students were killed and four others were injured. Police have identified the suspect as former student Trystan Terrell.

On Wednesday evening a vigil was held on the School’s campus. 

Hausfield added that she’s grateful for her family’s support in Nashville and for the brave first responders, 

“I think its really important to learn from situations like this, and I think UNC Charlotte’s response can be looked at as a model.”

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