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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Virginia State shooting isolated incident, police say

The Virginia State University Police Department said that they have cleared the scene

Virginia State University was temporarily on lockdown after a campus shooting that authorities said was an isolated incident.

The Virginia State University Police Department said that they have cleared the scene, but officers will remain vigilant.

Campus police in an earlier tweet urged people to avoid the area, saying: "Shooting on Campus - VSU is on lockdown."

The Chesterfield Police Department said that they believe the incident, which took place at 8.25pm on Saturday night, was an "isolated incident and there is no further threat to the campus". They said responding police officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound with non-life-threatening injuries.

The university's website said the Petersburg, Virginia school, which is located about 38 kilometres south of Richmond, was celebrating the final day of its homecoming.