A male Liberty University student was shot and killed by a campus police officer around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to local news reports.
The student was fatally shot following an altercation with a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer outside of an 0ff-campus women’s dorm, Lynchburg, Va., newspaper The News & Advance reports. The dorm — Residential Annex II — reportedly houses more than 200 female students.
“There is no safety concern,” an LU spokesperson told The News & Advance. The school has confirmed that it is operating as normal today.
One student told the paper that he heard “about six or seven gunshots” a little before 4:15 a.m. and then heard “a lot of sirens” a few minutes later.
Here is the Liberty University statement on the fatal shooting:
Liberty University confirms initial reports that there was an altercation between a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer and a male student that led to a shooting last night at a women’s-only residential hall (Residential Annex II) that is under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department. The entire campus, including Annex I & II, are open and operating as normal. Liberty University’s thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy.
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