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1 Dead in Shooting Near Virginia State University

Courtesy: WTVR

Courtesy: WTVR

April 18, 2012

Police are investigating a possible shootout near Virginia State University that left one dead and one wounded.

University spokesman Thomas Reed says 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 tell media outlets that 20-year-old Tyrail Hughes, of Petersburg, died of his wounds at a local 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.

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