Meet Riley Howell, the student who died saving others during Tuesday's UNC shooting

Riley Howell, 21, was killed after he rushed toward the gunman at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus. Police said Howell is responsible for saving lives.

NORTH CAROLINA (FOX Carolina) -- A Waynesville RV park is hosting a free concert on Saturday, July 13, to honor fallen WNC hero Riley Howell, they announced over social media. 

Riley Howell was the 21-year-old UNC-Charlotte student and WNC native who is credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal rampage back in April.

Police have said Howell saved lives by charging the gunman and bringing him to the ground.

Shellem Cline, an inspirational country and Christian singer-songwriter, will be headlining the concert.

Like Riley Howell, Cline also attended UNC-Charlotte.

The park's owners are making a donation to the Riley Howell Foundation Fund, which benefits organizations that support victims of gun violence.

Organizers say parking is also free, and attendees should bring a lawn chair. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

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