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Virginia State University campus on lockdown after shooting

A Second Tweet Said Police Officials Were Still On The Scene, The Campus Remains On Lockdown And To Continue To Avoid The Area

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 15 Oct 2017, 09:39:42 AM
Virginia State University campus on lockdown after shooting

New Delhi:

Virginia State University is on lockdown after a shooting on campus, the university police department said on Saturday night.

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

A second tweet said police officials 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.

In the first week of October, at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas Strip, raining down bullets from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police.  

Some 22,000 people were in the crowd when the man had opened fire, sending panicked people fleeing the scene, in some cases trampling one another, as law enforcement officers scrambled to locate and kill the gunman. (With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 15 Oct 2017, 09:36:39 AM