From Blacksburg Police: This incident continues to be a complex, ongoing case that has shifted to a homicide investigation. There were five individuals that were injured in the shooting, four were transported to local hospitals and one is deceased. The severity of the injuries of those who were transported is unknown at this time.
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The following was issued from the Blacksburg Police Department following an incident in downtown Blacksburg.
On Friday Feb. 4, 2022 at 11:53 p.m., the Blacksburg Police responded to the report of shots fired at the Melody Hookah Lounge located at 109 N Main St in downtown Blacksburg. Multiple individuals were transported from the scene to local hospitals. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the area and following up on leads.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Blacksburg Police, and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Blacksburg Police Department at (540) 443-1400 or you can remain anonymous by calling the Blacksburg Police Tip Line at (540) 961-1819 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.