The main campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is on lockdown According to the University of Virginia Police Department, officers were searching for a suspect believed to be armed and dangerous following reports of a shooting.
Police tweeted that the campus was advised to shelter in place at 10:40 pm following a shooting on Galbraith Road.
It is unclear at this time if there are any injuries or fatalities.
The suspect, later identified by police as Christopher Darnell Jones, is believed to be armed and dangerous. He was wearing a burgundy jacket with blue jeans and red shoes, and was driving a black SUV, police say.
Jones is listed University Athletics website As a football player in 2018, he did not participate in any sports as a freshman. It is unclear if he is still a student at UVA.
CNN reached out to campus police for more information.
UVA Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer Robyn S. Hadley told students to “take the shelter in command seriously because the situation is dynamic.”
“We’ve all received so many shelter texts that they’re scary,” Hadley said An email to UVA’s student body.
“I am fundamentally like many of you; I remain in direct contact with university leadership and UPD … If you are not inside and safe, seek protection immediately,” Hadley said, adding that multiple police jurisdictions are working to locate the suspect.
This is a developing story and will be updated.