8 people shot, injured near Virginia’s James Madison University; suspect arrested

One suspect is in custody, officials said, following a shooting near the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, early Sunday that injured eight people. Everyone is expected to survive.

The Harrisonburg police said in a statement that at around 2:20 a.m., several shots were fired at the crowd at an outdoor gathering near the JMU campus. Police said eight people, aged between 18 and 27, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Sunday afternoon, police announced that they had arrested a suspect, identified as 20-year-old Tyreef Isaiah Fleming, on charges of attempt to murder, grievously injured, a shotgun by a convicted criminal. Has been arrested on charges of possessing and using a firearm during commission. of a felony, the town of Harrisonburg tweeted sunday.

In a statement, James Madison University Police Chief Anthony Matos said the victims “are not currently enrolled students,” but regardless, “it is important to keep them in their thoughts as they recover.”

There was no word on the circumstances that led to the shooting or a possible motive. Police said they are investigating the shooting to determine if any additional suspects were involved.

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