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UPDATE: Police ID Liberty University Student Killed in Dorm Shooting

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UPDATE: 2:59 p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Police say Joshua Hathaway, 19, of Lubbock, Texas, was killed Tuesday morning in a shooting at Liberty University's off-campus dorm, the Residential Annex.

The Liberty University Emergency Services Officer involved in the shooting was treated and released from the Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Department.

The Lynchburg Police Department continues to investigate. Stay with ABC 13 for further updates.

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UPDATE: 1:00 p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - ABC 13 has learned the LU Officer involved in the shooting at Liberty University's off-campus dorm, the Residential Annex, was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment. No specifics on the officer are available.

A male LU student was killed in the shooting, officials say.

UPDATE: 12:10 p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University and LU President Jerry Falwell, Jr. has released the following statement following Tuesday morning's fatal shooting at their off-campus dorm, the Residential Annex.

It reads:

"We have received reports that a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer was attacked by a male student in the lobby of a women's-only dorm early this morning. The student was shot and killed and the officer was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment. The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating the matter and Liberty University is cooperating.

President Jerry Falwell, Jr. issued the following statement: 'The Liberty University community is deeply saddened by this tragic event and is prayerfully supporting all those impacted.'"

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UPDATE: 11:31 a.m.

Lynchburg, VA – Police are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday morning at Liberty University's off-campus dorm, called the Residential Annex.

ABC 13 learned in a press briefing Tuesday morning that a male student is dead.

Lt. Dave Gearhart with LPD says Lynchburg officers were called to the Annex as backup at 4:07 a.m.

Gearhart says their preliminary investigation reveals that an LU emergency services officer and a male LU student were involved in an altercation.

The LU officer shot and killed the student, according to Gearhart.

Students have been coming and going this morning because Gearhart believes this event is over.

"This appears to be an isolated incident. We're not seeking any more people," Gearhart said.

ABC 13 also spoke to an LU student that lives in Annex 1 just across the street. He says students received no alert of the shooting but he says he did hear something suspicious around 4 a.m.

"I just kept hearing bangs, like 6 or 7 pops. I didn't know what it was," the student said.

Annex 2 is an all-girls dormitory.

Gearhart did not say why a male student was at the dorm so early in the morning.

The student's name has not been released.

We're told officers are notifying next of kin.

ABC 13 will be covering this story for you all day and bring you more information as we get it online and over the air.

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Update: 10:20 a.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police have confirmed that a male Liberty University student was killed in a shooting at the Residential Annex.  They have not released the identity of the student.  Much more on this developing story on 13 News Midday.

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Update: 10:15 a.m.:

Liberty University released a statement Tuesday morning on the shooting at the Residential Annex:

"Liberty University confirms initial reports that there was an altercation between a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer and a male student that led to a shooting last night at a women's-only residential hall (Residential Annex II) that is under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department. The entire campus, including Annex I & II, are open and operating as normal. This appears to be an isolated incident and there is not any ongoing concern for the safety of students or the community."

We are still awaiting word from Lynchburg Police about what happened.  Stay tuned to ABC 13 for more details.

 

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Update:  7:45 a.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police Department's Public Information Officer is expected to arrive shortly at the scene of this morning's shooting.

We will bring you the latest information as we get it.

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Update:  6:01 a.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University has confirmed there was a shooting at the Residential Annex Tuesday morning.

Officials will not comment on whether the shooting was fatal.

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Lynchburg, VA - Police are on the scene of an incident at Liberty University's Residential Annex on Odd Fellows Road.

Our crew on the scene is reporting seeing multiple officers from both Lynchburg Police and Liberty University Police.  

We are hearing reports of a shooting.

The Annex is an off-campus dorm.

Stay with ABC-13 News for the latest.

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