Virginia State University in U.S. on lockdown after on-campus shooting

Updated 2017-10-15 13:31:54 Xinhua

Virginia State University in Petersburg, in the U.S. state of Virginia, is on lockdown after an on-campus shooting Saturday night, authorities said.

At least one person was shot, with life-threatening injuries, according to local media reports.

Other reports said the person who was shot was rushed to a local hospital and the suspect is described as a male wearing a white jersey.

"Police scene still active and the campus remains on lockdown," the Virginia State University (VSU) Police Department said in a tweet Saturday night.

VSU police urged people to avoid the area.

The university said on its website that it was celebrating its homecoming weekend.

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