The university said the severity of the injuries of those who were hospitalized isn’t known yet. One of the people injured was a student, the university confirmed in a statement.
Blacksburg Police responded to reports of shots fired at Melody Hookah Lounge on Main Street, according to a police statement.
Virginia Tech was placed on lockdown, the university tweeted warning students to stay indoors around midnight. The university lifted the lockdown around 3:15 a.m. but asked people to avoid going downtown as the investigation continues.