Shooting on VCU Campus Sends Man to Hospital

Richmond police continue to search for the suspect and are asking for the public’s help identifying him.

Police continue to investigate a shooting on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University July 16 that sent one person to the hospital.

Richmond police detained a person after the shooting but have not confirmed the person is a suspect in the shooting. Campus police have been asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect since the incident occurred at 2:42 a.m. near the university’s Siegel Center and a student housing complex.

The shooter has been described as a black man in his early to mid 20s, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 tall and weighing around 200 lbs.

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In accordance with the Clery Act, campus police sent out a crime notice to the campus community alerting them of the ongoing threat. The notice stated that the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the VCU Health System.

At 4:10 a.m. Richmond police announced the situation has been resolved and the ongoing threat on campus had ended, reports

Still, VCU police advised students to avoid isolated areas and walking alone at night. The department offers a student transportation service called RamSafe between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. University police also encouraged the use of their free mobile app LiveSafe, which allows students to submit tips, photos and videos to the department.

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