The official Twitter account of the University of Virginia Office of Emergency Management have been giving regular updates.
The shooting occurred on Culbreth road, and it is thought there is one suspect who is still at large.
The UVA Emergency Management account tweeted that the suspect “is considered to be armed and dangerous”.
Residents have been urged to run, hide, and find shelter until there is a further update about the suspect.
According to the UVA tweets, the suspect “is described as a black man, wearing a burgundy jacket or hoodie, blue jeans, red shoes”.
Charlottesville Police Department have closed off Culbreth Road, according to UVA reporter Sydney Shuler.
It remains unclear if there are any injuries or fatalities at this time.
Police officers from Albemarle County Police Department, UVA Police Department, and Charlottesville Police are all on scene as some students claim to have seen armed officers in the area.
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