Police are investigating an incident near the campus of Virginia State University.
While police have not released any information, there is a heavy police presence on scene. Witnesses have said that they have seen police searching the area with canines. Reports of a shooting have been circulated, but we are awaiting confirmation from police.
East River Road from Sheffield Place to James Street is closed as police investigate.
We are waiting on information to be confirmed. 8News reporter Evanne Armour is live on scene with coverage on emerging details.
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