Jonathan Stewart visits injured UNCC sports writer Drew Pescaro in hospital

Former Carolina Panter Jonathan Stewart visits aspiring sports journalist Drew Pescaro in the hospital following the deadly shooting at UNCC. (WJZY)

Former Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart made a surprise visit to UNC Charlotte shooting victim and aspiring sports journalist Drew Pescaro on Thursday.

Pescaro is a writer for UNCC's Niner Times. FOX 46 Charlotte's Page Fehling was able to set up the hospital visit with the recently retired Panther’s all-time leading rusher.  

After a long day at the Wells Fargo golf tournament, Stewart still made time to show support for Pescaro, getting results by lifting his spirits. Pescaro is the only one of four injured in the shooting still in the hospital. 

Pescaro was shot on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire in a classroom in the Kennedy building at UNCC. Two students were killed in the shooting, Riley Howell and Ellis Parlier. The three others injured include Emily Houpt, Sean DeHart and Rami Alramadhan.