Saturday, March 2, 2024, 3:05 p.m. / Chancellor's Message





I want to update you regarding the Brave Alert received earlier today concerning the shooting incident that took place at the Commons apartment complex near campus early this morning. It is with deep sadness I share with you that we have been notified one of our students was tragically and fatally shot and two other students were wounded during the incident. I am devastated such violence has touched our campus and send my sympathy and condolences to the family of the victim and of those who were injured.


At this time, officials with the Pembroke Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation who are leading the investigation have not released the names of those involved nor details about how and why this tragedy took place. There have been no arrests made; however, the Pembroke Police Department does not believe there is an immediate or active threat to the campus or surrounding community. UNCP Campus Police will continue to actively support law enforcement’s efforts in any way possible. 


If you have any information about this incident, please contact:

  • Pembroke Police at 910-521-4333 or 911
  • Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3170 or 911
  • UNCP Police at 910.521.6235 or 911 or by using the LiveSafe App


The university is committed to supporting students and employees during this difficult time. Please know if you need support, resources are available to you, and I strongly encourage you to reach out. Students, crisis services are available through a 24-hour crisis line at 910.775.4749. Additionally, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) will offer drop-in services for students and employees from 3 to  5 p.m. tomorrow in room 208 of the Chavis Center. They are also open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Brave Health Center. Faculty and staff, you may also contact the Employee Assistance Program or the Headspace Care App for additional assistance.


As Braves, we must continue to check in on each other. If you are concerned about a student or employee and unsure how to help, I encourage you to submit a student CARE Report or an employee concern report so the individual can be reached. 


A tragedy like this impacts us all. Gun violence has unfortunately become far too common in our country, and lately, these incidents are far too close to BraveNation. Violence is never the answer and has no place here. Our commitment to the security of our students, staff and faculty remains steadfast and we will continue to engage in dialogue with officials in our surrounding area to safeguard our campus community.


You have my commitment to keep you informed as more information becomes available. You can stay up to date by monitoring Students, I ask that you keep your families informed and let them know they can check our website for the latest updates.



Robin Gary Cummings, MD




Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:32 a.m. 

Reported Crime: Aggravated Assault (Persons shot)

Date / Time Reported: March 2, 2024, at 12:30 a.m.

Location: The Commons at Pembroke Apartment Complex (off campus)

UNCP Campus Police received a report of a shooting incident at The Commons at Pembroke Apartment Complex located off campus. The Town of Pembroke Police Department is leading the investigation with support from the SBI. UNCP Campus Police have assisted with securing the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation by the Pembroke Police Department. No suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

If you have any information regarding the crime indicated above, please contact:

  • Pembroke Police at 910.521.4333 or 911
  • UNCP Police at 910.521.6235 or 911 or by using the UNCP LIVESAFE APP
  • Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910.671.3170 or 911

This Timely Warning is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. To learn more, visit