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Man shot to death while broadcasting on Facebook Live

Police are searching for an armed suspect after a man was shot to death Monday morning in Wingate, North Carolina, while streaming on Facebook Live, authorities said.

>> UPDATE: Facebook Live shooting: Suspect named, still at large in killing caught on video

>> On WSOCTV.com: Photos: Police investigate deadly shooting in Wingate

Officials with Union County Emergency Medical Services said the shooting happened around 10 a.m. in Wingate.

Authorities identified the victim as 55-year-old Prentis Robinson. 

Robinson, an Atlanta musician, was seen on Facebook Live complaining about a family member stealing one of his three cellphones. 

Viewers of his Facebook Live could see him stopping at the Wingate Police Department to report the theft. After he left the Police Department, he walked up a hill toward his home on Booker Street. Robinson exchanged a few words with another man and then there is gunfire.

Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay was at a loss for words, noting that the deadly shooting happened moments after the man left the police station.

"I'd just spoke to him. It was, I just ... it's hard to say anything about that. I just got through talking to him," Gay said.

Robinson was found lying facedown in the street.

WSOC-TV spoke to Charles Baker, who knew Robinson for more than 30 years. He couldn't believe that someone could just shoot and kill Robinson.

"That just unreal for somebody to have that kind of heart to just walk out in the open like that and kill a man. That's just... It's nonsense," Baker said. 

The deadly shooting caused a lockdown at Wingate University, which is less than a mile from the shooting scene. Wingate Elementary School was also placed on lockdown.

No shots were fired on campus but the shooting left students, teachers and staff members on edge. 

Celestia Randolph told WSOC-TV that she and other students huddled in a teacher's office during the lockdown.

Victoria Shoaf saw police in bulletproof gears with rifles outside her dorm window.

"I just prayed ‘cause that's the only thing I could do," she said.

The man seen in the Facebook Live has not been arrested. Wingate University tweeted that police said the suspect is armed with a long gun. Authorities described him as a black man wearing a blue and black windbreaker and brown Timberland boots.

Wingate police said the Union County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigations are assisting with the investigation.

University officials set up counselors for students who needed to talk about the lockdown and the fear they experienced when they believed there was an imminent threat. 

Single shot fired at alternative high school in Washington; police investigating

Police in Washington are investigating after a single shot was fired Monday at Oakland Alternative High School in Tacoma.

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Leicester explosion: 5 dead, 5 injured, British police say

At least five people are dead and five others injured following reports Sunday of an explosion and fire in Leicester, British police said.

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Authorities declined to speculate on the cause of the explosion, although police said Sunday that it did not appear to be related to terrorism.

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Rick Gates, a former aide in President Donald Trump's campaign, pleaded guilty to making false statements and conspiring against the United States on Friday, making him the fifth person to enter a guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Mueller investigation: Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to investigators in Russia probe

An attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to the FBI in the agency's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to President Donald Trump's campaign.

The charges against lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan are the latest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Read the indictment: 13 Russians, 3 Russian entities accused of meddling in US elections

The Justice Department on Friday released a 37-page indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian entities of interfering in U.S. elections.

The indictments were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

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1 officer killed, 2 deputies wounded while serving warrant in Georgia

A police officer was fatally wounded and two sheriff’s deputies injured Friday after they were shot while serving a warrant in Locust Grove. Authorities said the suspected shooter was shot and killed by an officer.

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1 dead in shooting at veterans nursing home in Georgia

One person is dead after a shooting Friday at a nursing home for veterans in Georgia. 

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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home around 11:20 a.m. Deputies said that, upon arrival, they found a person dead of a gunshot wound.

Tsunami warning sent from Texas to New York was a test, NWS says

People along the East and Gulf coasts took to social media Tuesday morning after a test tsunami warning was apparently confused for the real thing, prompting at least one company to send alerts to residents from Texas to New York City.

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The National Weather Service’s National Tsunami Warning Center sent out a monthly tsunami warning test around 8:30 a.m., according to officials.

“We have been notified that some users received this test messages as an actual tsunami warning,” officials with the NWS regional office in Caribou, Maine, said on Twitter. “A tsunami warning is not in effect. Repeat, a tsunami warning is not in effect.”

Amtrak train collides with CSX freight train in SC

At least two people are confirmed dead and more than 110 people injured when a passenger train traveling through South Carolina collided with a freight train early Sunday. Amtrak train No. 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members from New York to Miami when it slammed into a CSX train and derailed.

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