5-year-old killed in domestic violence incident on UNC campus
Posted August 20
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A five-year-old was killed following a domestic violence incident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sunday morning.
According to a press release issued through the university's alert system, the incident occurred around 12:10 a.m. in a single-family residence at the Baity Hill family housing community.
Authorities said three individuals -- a husband, wife and their child -- were involved in the incident and a knife was used as a weapon.
The child was fatally wounded and the husband and wife were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, authorities said.
"It's devastating. I just can't imagine. You can't imagine anything like that happening to your kids, so to hear that happening to a child is just really horrible," said one mother who lives on the UNC campus.
Baity Hill, which is located behind the Smith Center on South Campus, is an apartment complex that houses graduate students and student families, according to the UNC website.
Authorities said the husband is a graduate student at UNC.
Students on campus said they woke up to what looked like an emergency, but had no idea it was something so tragic.
"In the morning, when I woke up, I started getting alerts from my email and text messages from family and friends talking about 'What's going on with you? What's going on at Baity Hill?' I was wondering what's going on and that's when I looked at my email and the actual official alert coming from Carolina, talking about it was a domestic situation going on," said student Gregory Davis.
Fall semester classes at the university are scheduled to begin Tuesday.