UPDATE: Man seriously hurt in shooting at Virginia State University, lockdown lifted

The campus was on lockdown for hours

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer


The lockdown at Virginia State University has been lifted. 

At 2:20 a.m., VSU Police tweeted, "Police have cleared the scene. Officers will remain vigilant."

The shooting happened on Hayden St. around 11:05 p.m. Thursday. 

The man who had been shot is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

At this time, Chesterfield County police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the campus. 

The Chesterfield County Police Department is the lead investigating agency and asks anyone with information to call 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. 


Virginia State University is on lockdown after a reported shooting on campus.

The university's police department tweeted, "Shooting On Campus - Go/Stay indoors. Avoid area. Police on scene. Campus on lock down."

This is the second shooting within a week at the university.

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