All Clear Given After Report of Possible Gunshots Fired

February 14, 2018

Contact:  Pamela Cox

Interim AVP for Communications

Virginia Union University

(804) 257-5856

(804) 937-7936


All Clear Given After Report of Possible Gunshots Fired

(Richmond, VA) – Just after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, Virginia Union University (VUU) Police and the Richmond Police Department (RPD) received calls about possible shots fired on or near campus. Several officers from both departments were dispatched to investigate. An emergency alert was sent out to advise everyone on campus to shelter in place. Police Officers extensively searched the entire campus, including several buildings, and the neighborhood around campus. They report that there was no evidence found of a victim or that a shooting had taken place.  Calls were also made to area hospitals and they report no gunshot victims at this time. An all clear was given, through the emergency alert system, at 4:51 p.m.

VUU Police will increase security around campus through the night. In addition, RPD will have officers patrol the surrounding neighborhood. They will both work to ensure that the campus is secure and all students remain safe.