Police investigate a shooting near Wingate University on Wednesday in Wingate. The camus briefly was placed on lockdown following reports of the shooting near the entrance to the school.

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Police investigate a shooting near Wingate University on Wednesday in Wingate. The camus briefly was placed on lockdown following reports of the shooting near the entrance to the school.

Two suspects arrested in shooting near Wingate University

The Associated Press

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WINGATE — Police have arrested two men in a pair of shooting deaths near Wingate University that prompted a campus lockdown.

Wingate police and Union County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Marshville men shortly before midnight Wednesday at an apartment in Monroe.

Daniel Steven Sheerer and Tony Antwone Knotts are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery. It was not immediately clear whether they have lawyers.

Wingate police chief Donnie Gay identified the victims Thursday as Juan Garcia and Yader Garcia. The men are cousins.

Another cousin, Eleonel Garcia, also was shot and is in fair condition.

School officials locked down the campus late Wednesday for two hours.

School officials say no student or university employee was involved.