Students living in the dorm were allowed to come and go Tuesday morning as police completed their investigation. They were escorted around the crime scene.

Some of the students we talked with complained about a lack of communication from the university about what was happening. They didn't receive any official notification about the incident.

Liberty is housing hundreds of students here in what used to be hotels, while construction is underway on several high-rise dorms on the main campus.

Here is the full news release from Liberty University:

"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. Liberty University's thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy."


Lynchburg Police have confirmed that officers are on the scene of an assault at an off-campus housing facility.

The incident is at Liberty University Residential Annex 2, which is the former Quality Inn on Albert Langford Road. LU Residential Annex 2 is now student housing.

There is crime scene tape around the building.

Police have not briefed the media yet.

Check back soon for more updates.