One dead in shooting near Virginia State University
CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Police are investigating a possible shootout near Virginia State University that left one dead and one wounded.
University spokesman Thomas Reed said an 18-year-old VSU student was shot in the ankle Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot next to campus.
The student, who VSU didn’t identify, was treated at a nearby hospital.
Chesterfield County police told media outlets that 20-year-old Tyrail Hughes, of Petersburg, died of his wounds at a hospital. Another person was driving Hughes to the hospital when the vehicle was involved in a crash in Petersburg.
VSU sent out school-wide alerts about the shooting but didn’t lock down the campus.
Credit: The Associated Press.