Harrisonburg Police investigate shooting that injured 8

Sunday at approximately 2:20 a.m. Harrisonburg Police report responding to a shooting in the 1500 block of Devon Lane.

Witnesses reported shots fired into a gathering near James Madison University.

Eight people were reported hit by shots fired by a suspect or suspects in the incident.

Five of those injured were treated for non life threatening wounds at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital three others were transported to the University of Virginia.

Police have arrested 20 year old Harrisonburg resident Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming after witnesses identified him as a shooter.

Video evidence confirmed that he was one of the shooters.

Police continue to investigate the incident as another suspect may have also been involved.

The victims of the shooting ranged in age from 18 to 27 years with none suffering life threatening wounds.

None of the injured people were James Madison University students.

Authorities are now asking anyone who attended the gathering to review any video or pictures they may have for any evidence that might be useful to the investigation.

Anyone with any information in the incident is asked to contact Harrisonburg Police.

Call Harrisonburg Detective Brittany Thurston at 540-432-7787 or the Harrisonburg tip line at 540-574-5050 with any information.

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Page County and others benefit from ABC grants

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A news release from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority announced grant recipients for 2022-23.

Ten Community Organizations across the state were awarded grants from the Virginia ABC  Authority education and prevention grant  program.

The grants support programs that educate and strive to prevent or reduce underage and high risk drinking.

Some of the organizations that will share over $83,000 in grant money includes Page Alliance for Community Action receiving $9,000 to launch weekly seminars at Luray and Page County High Schools to educate youth about the harmful effects of alcohol and other substances through seminars and zooms on the subject.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will receive almost $10,000 to fund a series of alcohol free recreation and health themed events.

Almost $3,000  has been granted to assist Radford University students who wish to remain alcohol free hold free events.

James Madison University will receive almost $8,000 to help prevent incidents involving over indulgent house parties on campus.

Several other groups across the state have received a portion of the funds in efforts to prevent alcohol related incidents of alcohol abuse.

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Youngkin asks colleges to flatten tuition

Ten Commonwealth colleges have answered Governor Glenn Youngkin’s request to flatten tuition costs this fall.

This effort attempts to help students, parents, and families impacted by inflation.

So far, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University and a few others have frozen their rates.

Some schools like Virginia Tech and the College of William and Mary were not planning a tuition increase this fall.

The University of Virginia is the lone institution that refused the request citing a potential loss of $7.5 million to which Youngkin pointed out the school’s $2 billion budget.

Some schools are already planning to raise fees and cost of room and board next year.

Another plan includes a one time scholarship for in-state students to cover increases for next year while out-of-state and graduate students will pay an increased rate.

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VSP investigate a death in Harrisonburg

ABC News reports the finding of a body near James Madison University (JMU).

Virginia State Police (VSP) were called in by the JMU Police Department to assist in investigating the death of a male subject found near the school.

The body was discovered in the 2500 block of East Grace Street Harrisonburg.

The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for examination and identification.

At this stage of the investigation the death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Pending identification JMU officials do not believe the person is a student, faculty or staff member.

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Funeral services for fallen officers expected to cause heavy traffic

A social media post from James Madison University (JMU) confirms that the school will host the joint funeral service for Officers J.J. Jefferson and John Painter today Feb. 9 at 11 a.m..

The two officers were killed in the line of duty at Bridgewater College on Feb.1.

The service is open to the public and expected to draw thousands including law enforcement and first responders from across the state.

Both JMU Officials and Harrsonburg Police are asking for patience with traffic and parking today Feb. 9 around the Atlantic Union Bank Center at the school.

Both Shenandoah University and Bridgewater College posted on social media that they will host a livestream of the service starting at 11 a.m. as well.

Bridgewater College is offering a livestream of the service beginning at 11 a.m. at bridgewater.edu/live.

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SU will live stream Officer’s service tomorrow 2/9

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A social media post from Shenandoah University (SU) announced that Goodson Chapel-Recital Hall will be open to all tomorrow Feb. 9.

This is for all to view the livestream of the joint memorial service of former SU employee J.J. Jefferson and John Painter.

The service will honor the two Officers shot in the line of duty at Bridgewater College.

The service is also open to the public at James Madison University (JMU) according to a social post.

The service will be held at JMU’S Atlantic Union Bank Center tomorrow Feb. 9 starting at 11 a.m..

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