One person is dead and four others are injured following a shooting at a hookah lounge in Blacksburg, Virginia, around midnight Saturday.
One of the injured is a Virginia Tech student, the school’s president said.
Shots were fired at downtown Blacksburg’s Melody Hookah Lounge, a short walk from the university’s campus, Blacksburg Police said. The department has not yet confirmed if any suspects are in custody or still at large, though a “secure in place” advisory from the school was lifted at 3:08 a.m. local time.
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“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased and we extend our support to those who were injured,” Virginia Tech president Tim Sands said in a statement Saturday.
Four people were transported to local hospitals, and it is unknown how severe their injuries are, officials said.
“This incident continues to be a complex, ongoing case that has shifted to a homicide investigation,” the department said in a statement.
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Blacksburg Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 540-961-1819.