‘It was scary’: Students on edge after drive-by shooting near VCU campus


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police are investigating after a man was shot on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus early Monday morning.

Officers were called to W. Cary and S. Laurel streets early Monday morning — just steps away from several VCU dorms and student apartments. 

At 12:42 a.m., the university sent an alert to students saying, “Stay indoors. Avoid area. At 1:09 a.m., students received an alert saying the situation had been “resolved, but police remained on scene.

A student who lived near the crime scene said she was at a friend’s house when she received the alert.

“It was scary, she said. “My and my friends were just sitting there talking to each other.

Witnesses told 8News that at around 12:30 a.m., a black four-door sedan was driving down W. Cary Street when a man inside the car shot another man on the street. 

“Out of nowhere we just started hearing the gunshots, VCU Student Deshawn Threatt said. “I heard like 7 or 8 gunshots.

Police located a victim who was transported to the hospital with injuries that are considered non-life-threatening. 

The suspect remains on the loose. 

“It really worries me now because I go to the library at night and I don’t want to get caught up in any of that, another student, Husham Ghani, added.

VCU said police have increased patrols in the area. 

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