One dead in shooting near Virginia State University

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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.