This UNC Charlotte student knocked the shooter off his feet and saved lives

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CNN)When a gunman walked into his classroom at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus, Riley Howell rushed toward him, police and Howell's family said.

Howell, 21, was shot "point blank" trying to take the man down, his aunt Morgan Howell Moylan said. Another student, 19-year-old Ellis Parlier, was also killed, the school said.

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