UPDATE: Radford University Police say student involved in shooting near Muse Hall

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UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: Police at Radford University have confirmed that a shooting took place near Muse Hall Tuesday afternoon and a student was taken into custody.

The Radford University Police Department says a deputy with the Radford City Sheriff’s Office was in the area at 1:54 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20; saw the incident; and began following the fleeing individual.

At 1:56 p.m., the department says the person — identified later as a Radford University student — was placed into custody as both university and city police officers arrived.

Once the individual was placed in custody, police determined there was no other threat to public safety and determined this to be an isolated incident.

According to officials, information obtained by responding officers early on indicated the incident resulted from a fight between people who knew each other.

The suspect — who has not yet been named — has been placed on interim suspension and remains in custody with pending charges, police say.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Sgt. Chris Moore at (540) 831-5500.


RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) – Reports began coming in online regarding a potential lockdown at Radford University.

WFXR News reached out to officials with the university about this incident.

“There is no pending or on-going threat to the main campus or the broader community. Contrary to reports on social media, the campus is not on lockdown. There was an isolated incident that occurred this afternoon. The suspect was immediately apprehended and remains in custody. No one was injured, and RUPD is conducting an investigation. No other details are available at this time.”

Caitlyn Scaggs, Associate Vice President for University Relations at Radford University

Radford City Public Schools has moved to a shelter in place for the remainder of the school day due to the incident but will continue with after school, extra-curricular activities.

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