The Latest: Lockdown lifted at Virginia State University

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Posted: Oct 15, 2017 1:51 AM

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting on the Virginia State University (all times local):

1:52 a.m.

Authorities say a lockdown has been lifted on the campus of Virginia State University following a shooting that left one person injured.

Virginia State University Police say via Twitter Sunday morning that "Police have cleared the scene. Officers will remain vigilant. Campus lock down has been lifted."

The Chesterfield Police Department previously said in a statement the incident happened about 8:25 p.m. Saturday. They said responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound with non-life-threatening injuries.

Chesterfield Police said "police believe this is an isolated incident."

The university's website says the Petersburg, Virginia school located about 24 miles south of Richmond was celebrating the final day of its homecoming.

An investigation is ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

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12:14 a.m.

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

University police tweeted on Saturday night, "Shooting on Campus - VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow."

The Chesterfield Police Department says in a statement the incident happened about 8:25 p.m. They say responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound with non-life-threatening injuries.

Chesterfield Police say "police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the campus."

The university's website says the Petersburg, Virginia school located about 24 miles south of Richmond was celebrating the final day of its homecoming.

No further information was immediately available.

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11:50 p.m.

Virginia State University in on lockdown after a shooting on campus.

University police tweeted on Saturday night, "Shooting on Campus - VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow."

A second tweet said police were still on the scene, the campus remains on lockdown and to continue to avoid the area.

The university's website says the Petersburg, Virginia school located about 24 miles south of Richmond was celebrating the final day of its homecoming.

No further information was immediately available.

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1:16 p.m.

Virginia State University in on lockdown after a shooting on campus.

University police tweeted on Saturday night, "Shooting on Campus - VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow."

A second tweet said police were still on the scene, the campus remains on lockdown and to continue to avoid the area.

The university's website says the Petersburg, Virginia school was celebrating the final day of it homecoming.