Radford University student in custody after gun fired on campus, police say

There’s no longer a threat to campus or the city, according to a university spokeswoman

RADFORD, Va. – Two minutes after a Radford University student fired a gun on campus, he was in police custody, according to police.

At about 1:54 p.m., police were notified that someone had fired a gun near Muse Hall.

A Radford City Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the immediate area, saw what happened, immediately followed the fleeing suspect and had the person in custody at 1:56 p.m., as officers from the Radford University Police Department and Radford City Police Department arrived on the scene, according to the Radford University Police Department.

After the suspect was placed in custody, no other threats to public safety were identified. Because there was no immediate or on-going threat to the main campus or the broader community, no timely warning was issued, according to police.

At this time police believe that this incident resulted from an altercation between people who knew each other.

The suspect, a Radford University student, has been placed on interim suspension as a direct result of the shooting. The suspect remains in custody pending charges resulting from this incident.

Police did not identify the student and charges are pending.

No one was injured during the incident and campus police are now conducting an investigation, according to Associate Vice President for University Relations Caitlyn Scaggs.


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