Virginia State University on lockdown after 1 person shot, police say

Police respond to a shooting on the campus of Virginia State University on Sat., Oct. 14, 2017.


Last Updated Oct 15, 2017 12:33 AM EDT

The campus at Virginia State University (VSU) in Petersburg, Virginia, remains on lockdown after a shooting occurred Saturday night, police say. At least one person was shot and has non life-threatening injuries, according to CBS affiliate WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia.

VSU police posted a message on Twitter updating the community to say that the scene is still active and urged people to avoid the area:

Sources tell WTVR-TV that a person was shot in the pelvis and was rushed to VCU Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. Sources also tell WTVR-TV that several fights broke out in the wake of the shooting that occurred around 8:25 p.m. local time.

WTVR-TV clarifies that police initially released a description of a suspect, but later said they were verifying that information.

The Associated Press reports that the Chesterfield Police Department says “police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the campus.”

WTVR-TV tweeted images that apparently show police responding to the incident:

This is homecoming weekend at VSU, WTVR-TV reports, and that a hip-hip concert took place Saturday night at the campus.

The station adds that if anyone has information about the incident, call 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or visit their website.

The campus is about 24 miles south of Richmond.

This is a developing story. Please check back for latest updates.

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