Police are searching for an armed suspect after a man was shot to death Monday morning in Union County while broadcasting on Facebook Live, authorities said.
Officials with Union County Emergency Medical Services said the shooting happened around 10 a.m. on Jerome Street in Wingate.
The victim was a man in his late 40s or early 50s, police said. His name has not been released.
Chopper 9 was over the scene, where there was a heavy police presence and crime scene tape.
Wingate University and Wingate Elementary have been put on lockdown while police investigate the shooting.
Officials said law enforcement officers are posted at Wingate University, but there is no active shooter.
Wingate University tweeted that police said the suspect is armed with a long gun. Authorities described him as a black male wearing a blue and black windbreaker and brown Timberland boots.
Wingate police said the Union County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.
UPDATE: Feb 26, 2018 – 1:17PM
Wingate University has lifted their campuswide lockdown, although police presence remains on campus.
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