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2 shot, 1 in custody after shooting at Va. mall

3 years 5 months 1 week ago April 12, 2013 Apr 12, 2013 Friday, April 12 2013 April 12, 2013 1:51 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Officials say two women have been shot and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a community college section of a Virginia mall.

Emergency officials received a 911 call around 2 p.m. Friday about someone with a gun at the New River Community College satellite location in the mall outside of Blacksburg. The caller reported hearing shots fired.

One of the victims was airlifted to the hospital and the other was taken by ambulance. Their conditions and identities are unknown.

Authorities do not believe there's any continuing threat to the community at large.

Montgomery County Schools were briefly locked down as a precaution.

Officials did not provide any other information about the suspected shooter.

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