Shots fired near campus, isolated incident


RADFORD – Shots were fired in Radford earlier this week in what officials are calling an isolated incident.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at approximately 8:30p.m. Radford City Police responded to the area of the 500 block of Fairfax Street for a report of gunshots being fired.

Police located a witness that described a red four door Ford Fusion that was approached on foot by a lights-skinned African American male, described further as 5’10” tall wearing a red jacket,”according to Radford Public Information Coordinator Jenni Goodman. “The unknown suspect male fired approximately four gunshots near or at the vehicle and then fled on foot. This vehicle struck another parked vehicle as it left the area.”

Radford University released an ‘emergency notification’ immediately after [the] incident was reported to police,” Wilder continued. “This[was] an isolated incident and a static event, not an active shooter event.”

No injuries have been reported. The incident is under investigation by Radford City Police and citizens with information are asked to please contact 540-731-3624.

– Heather Bell