Former UNC-Pembroke Student Fatally Shot Near Campus Apartment Complex in Robeson County

LUMBERTON, N.C. – A former UNC-Pembroke student was fatally shot in Robeson County near the college campus. The shooting prompted a response from campus police after reports of gunfire near a university apartment complex just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Although no shooter or victim was initially found, shell casings were located at the scene. Tragically, the victim passed away before being airlifted to the hospital. The Pembroke Rescue Squad revealed that a gunshot victim had been dropped off at a church across the street from the campus.

Officials have not yet disclosed the circumstances surrounding the shooting, prompting an investigation by campus police, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Bureau of Investigation to establish a connection between the two incidents.

In response to the shooting, the university canceled classes before 11 a.m. on Thursday and provided mental health resources for students and faculty in need. The tragic event has raised concerns about safety and security near the campus, as students and faculty seek reassurance and answers in the aftermath of the shooting.

As the investigation continues, the UNC-Pembroke community mourns the loss of the former student and awaits further information regarding the details of the incident. The university is expected to provide updates and support for the affected individuals as the community grapples with this devastating loss.