Radford Lifts Lockdown After Shooting Near Campus

RADFORD, VA — Radford University officials ended a lockdown of the campus about five hours after a man was shot and killed nearby.

University officials alerted students by e-mail, text message and voice mail about 9 p.m. Thursday to stay inside and lock their doors after reports of gunshots about a block from the campus.

Police say the suspect was seen fleeing toward the campus, which prompted a sweep of campus buildings by authorities. They do not believe the suspect or the victim were Radford students. Neither has been identified.

The lockdown was lifted about 3 a.m.