The Farmville Police Department is seeking assistance from the Longwood campus community, as they investigate the reports of gunshots on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the McDonald’s on South Main Street. If you were present or in the vicinity of the gunshots and feel you have information or saw any of the events that evening, please call Investigating Sergeant David Ragland at 434-392-9259. Your information will be held in confidence. Thank you.
This evening Farmville Police and Longwood University Police responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Putney and Main streets. When police arrived on the scene, the suspects had already fled, and out of an abundance of caution, LUPD asked anyone on campus to stay inside in a secure location until police could ensure the grounds were safe and secure for the community to move around. No one was injured. Officers performed security checks on all campus buildings and grounds and announced campus was secured at 11:10 p.m. Farmville Police have recovered a weapon and detained a person of interest.