UNC shaken by student body president’s death

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Student Body President Eve Carson was shot and killed early Wednesday morning, Chapel Hill police confirmed Thursday.

Police said they are looking for Carson’s vehicle – a blue 2005 Toyota Highlander – believed to have been stolen in the incident. The license plate is AIV 6690, registered in Georgia.

There are no suspects at this time. Chapel Hill Police Lt. Kevin Gunter said that she was shot multiple times, at least once in the head, but that police believe the shooting to be a random act at this point in the investigation.

“We have suffered a tragic loss today, and our community is in shocked grief,” Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy said. “Eve was a beautiful, caring person who exemplified the best and the brightest.”

Carson, 22, lived about a mile from the location in which she was found.

Her body, found at the corner of Hillcrest Road and Hillcrest Circle at about 5 a.m. Wednesday, was identified by police at about 9 a.m. Thursday in a follow-up investigation to gunshots in the East Franklin Street neighborhood reported by a Davie Circle resident Wednesday morning.