The university’s emergency management issued an alert on Twitter at 10:42 p.m. of an “active attacker firearm.”
Authorities did not immediately release additional information about possible casualties, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
“There has been a shooting on Culbreth Road and the suspect is at large and considered armed and dangerous,” UVA President Jim Ryan said in a tweet, asking the university community to “please shelter in place.”
The UVA Police Department posted a notice online saying multiple police agencies were searching for a suspect who was considered “armed and dangerous.”
A UVA student who was in her dormitory room near Culbreth Road said she heard six shots fired, the Times-Dispatch reported.