15 Oct 2017

US: Virginia State University on lockdown after shooting in campus





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University police tweeted on Saturday night, "Shooting on Campus - VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow."

Virginia State University in on lockdown after a shooting on campus.

University police tweeted on Saturday night, "Shooting on Campus - VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow."

A second tweet said police were still on the scene, the campus remains on lockdown and to continue to avoid the area.

The university's website says the Petersburg, Virginia school was celebrating the final day of it homecoming.

MAN INJURED IN SHOOTING

A person was reportedly shot and has been transported to VCU Medical Centre with life-threatening injuries. Sources also said that several fights broke out in the wake of the shooting. 

VSU Police said a possible suspect was described as a black male last seen wearing a white jersey with a blue number 23.

No vehicles were being allowed into or out of the campus as of 11:15 p.m., but people were able to enter and exit the campus on foot. No additional details were available at last check.

This is homecoming weekend at the university. A hip-hop concert was scheduled for 8 p.m. at the school's Multi-Purpose Center.
Source - India.Com

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