Three injured in shooting on Corner

One individual in custody with Charlottesville Police

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Local law enforcement spanned University Ave., on foot and by vehicle, following reports of gunshots on the Corner.

Leo Dominguez | Cavalier Daily

This is a developing story and will continue to be updated with the latest information available.

Three individuals were injured in a shooting on the Corner early Saturday and the Charlottesville Police Department has made one arrest in connection with the incident.

Photo: Leo Dominguez

In a statement released Saturday afternoon, the Charlottesville Police Department said officers with the University and city police departments responded to a disorder in the Corner Parking Lot at around 2:00 a.m. and heard gunshots as they approached the scene.

“Patrol officers rendered aid to one of the victims until the rescue squad arrived and he was transported to the University of Virginia hospital,” the statement said. “The police learned of two other victims from the disorder when they arrived at the hospital on their own.”

All of the victims were treated for what police say appear to be non-life threatening injuries. 

One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting, but Charlottesville Police are not releasing any further details at this time and the incident remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the department. 

The University community was first alerted of the shooting when UVA Alerts sent out email and text notifications around 3 a.m.

Jason Colliton, a second-year College student, saw one of the injured parties.

"I heard a gunshot come from the parking lot behind Trinity while I was walking down 15th street towards 14th. I went up to the train tracks to look and saw through the fence a man lying face down laying with his head away from the alley," Colliton said in a statement. "Five to eight seconds later a police officer came out of the alley."

Colliton said officers quickly cleared the scene of passersby, with "easily 20 officers" near Littlejohn's "making sure nobody went near the scene of the shooting."

It is not yet clear whether any of the individuals involved in the incident are affiliated with the University. The incident occurred during the University’s fall break, when much of the student population is away from Charlottesville.

Charlottesville Police cars lined University Ave. following the incident, with officers placing caution tape on the street, including by the Corner Parking Lot.

The University Police Department and Charlottesville Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The Corner area falls within Charlottesville Police’s jurisdiction and not that of the Albemarle County Police Department, according to an official from the Albemarle Police Department.

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