5-year-old killed, parents injured during ‘domestic incident’ on UNC campus, officials say

Baity Hill Sunday afternoon. Photo by Kelly Kennedy/CBS North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — A 5-year-old child died and the child’s parents were injured during a domestic violence incident involving a knife on the UNC campus early Sunday morning, officials said.


UPDATE: UNC students stunned after 5-year-old killed, parents injured on campus

The incident happened around 12:10 a.m. Sunday in a single-family campus residence at UNC’s Baity Hill, according to a media release from the university.

CBS North Carolina received reports that this involves a mother stabbing her child, but we are awaiting word from police to confirm these details.

The father of the child is a UNC graduate student and his wife were residents of Baity Hill, UNC police said.

Both parents were taken to a hospital for treatment and the suspect is undergoing medical treatment, according to UNC police.

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Fall semester classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday at the university.

“I hope the police or the campus can give us a report of what actually happened,” said Cheng Cao, who lives in Baity Hill.

“It’s super shocking because Baity is an amazing complex. It’s super safe and I’ve not heard of anything like this before. So I think it’s really shocking. I still can’t believe it,” said Rutu Shah, who lives in Baity Hill.

UNC police are investigating the incident as a homicide and said there is no ongoing threat to students or residents.

No other information was released.  UNC Media relations said there was a meeting Sunday afternoon for the students in the residence community where the incident took place.


According to Baity Hill’s Facebook page, the housing is described as: “Carolina’s premier apartment community for student families. As a resident of Baity Hill at Mason Farm, you’ll enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with unparalleled attention to your needs.”

— The Associated Press contributed to this report

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