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Update on Saturday evening incident at Lancer Park

A Pittsylvania County man is behind bars on multiple charges related to a fatal shooting at Longwood University Saturday night (April 7, 2013). Darryl N. Elmore, 52, of Hurt, Va., is being held without bond at the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, Va., on charges of voluntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Read the official news release from the Virginia State Police for more information (pdf)

No students, faculty or staff involved in shooting at Lancer Park; person of interest in custody

Longwood University Police Chief Robert Beach has confirmed that a man was shot and killed Saturday evening in a fenced-off construction area at Lancer Park, a student residence complex located near the main campus. No Longwood students, faculty or staff were involved in the shooting, and there is no continuing danger, Beach said.

A second individual was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and is considered to be the only person of interest in the case, said Beach, adding that the call about the shooting came into the Longwood Police Department at approximately 7:45 p.m. The shooting occurred in a trailer on the construction site at Lancer Park, which is home to about 250 Longwood students. The Longwood Police Department and the Virginia State Police are conducting the investigation.

Delayed Opening Announcement

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Longwood University will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013. Essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisors. Note: Registration for Time Ticket 3 will still open at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Tornado Drill Notice

Longwood’s public address/siren warning and text messaging system will be activated today at 9:45 a.m. as part of a statewide tornado drill.

Delayed Opening Announcement

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Longwood University will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. Essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisors.

Closing Announcement

Due to predicted hazardous weather conditions, Longwood University will be closed on Wednesday, March 6. All essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisors. The university will reopen Thursday, March 7, for all regularly scheduled activities.

Notice Regarding Weather Forecast

After carefully assessing the weather forecast for Friday, Feb. 22, the university has determined that, at this time, conditions do not warrant closing. Employees and students should be aware of conditions in their areas and exercise appropriate caution. The online housing registration process scheduled for Friday will be conducted as planned, even if conditions worsen and the decision is made to close the university.

Weather Advisory for Wednesday, Jan. 30

High winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted for the Farmville area from about 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Once these severe weather conditions begin, faculty, staff and students should remain safely indoors until the storm clears the area. Please keep in mind that power outages on campus are possible, and monitor weather reports for further updates on conditions.

Weather Advisory, Friday, Jan. 25. (Updated at 2:55 p.m.)

Due to roadway conditions more hazardous than predicted, Longwood University will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Friday afternoon and evening classes are cancelled. However, at this time, other activities on Friday evening and for the remainder of the weekend will take place as scheduled.