PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Students at Virginia State University (VSU) are under a lockdown after a VSU Police officer was shot near the university’s campus.
At about 1:34 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, police responded to the 3400 block of Boisseau Street for a report that a VSU Police officer was shot while investigating a disturbance.
The suspect fled the scene and has not yet been found, according to a spokesperson for VSU.
The officer was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The university’s campus was then placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to an announcement sent by VSU at 7:29 a.m. Sunday.
Police continue their investigation into this shooting.
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.