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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