On Sunday morning, eight individuals were injured in a gunshot close to James Madison University in Virginia, according to the authorities.
According to the Harrisonburg Police Department, at least one shooter opened fire into a crowd during a party after 2 a.m., leaving each victim with non-life-threatening injuries.
Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming, 20, was detained by authorities on Sunday and charged with a number of crimes, including attempted murder and having a firearm while a felon.
The incident happened in Harrisonburg, Virginia, less than a mile from the university’s campus. According to authorities, each of the victims, whose ages vary from 18 to 27, was hospitalised.
Harrisonburg Police Department Chief Kelley Warner said, “I am appreciative of the prompt response of all of our first responders and the diligent work of our officers in identifying a suspect and getting him into custody.
“We are still working on this case as we go into every detail of the occurrence and try to find out whether anyone else was involved. When new information becomes available, we’ll make sure our community is informed as soon as possible.
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Deanna Reed, the mayor of Harrisonburg, called the shooting “unacceptable.”
The violence of this kind has no place in our society. Most definitely not in Harrisonburg, a town whose core values are love, friendliness, and a sense of security for everybody,” Reed added. Nobody or anything can disabuse us of that conviction.
I urge everyone in our neighbourhood to help those who are in need right now, Reed said.
The 1908-established James Madison University has more than 21,000 students enrolled. According to the college’s police chief, none of the victims was a university student.
After the incident, James Madison University Police issued a shelter-in-place advisory and pleaded with students to remember the victims “while they recuperate.”
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