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.

Investigators towed a white Pontiac away from the scene Tuesday afternoon.

Liberty University's Residential Annex II

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Liberty University released the following statement following an incident where a man was shot dead Tuesday morning.

"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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A Liberty University student is dead after an altercation with a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer on Tuesday morning at an off-campus residence hall.

The shooting happened at Residential Annex II, which is at 3125 Albert Lankford Drive. The student who was shot and killed is a male student. Residential Annex II is a women’-only facility that is about 3.4 miles from the main LU campus.

The preliminary investigation shows that the shots were fired by an LU Emergency Services officer during a physical altercation with the male student. His identity has not been released yet.

According to a news release from Liberty University: “This appears to be an isolated incident and there is not any ongoing concern for the safety of students or the community.”

Residential Annex II is at the site of the former Quality Inn.

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.

Liberty University's Residential Annex II

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."

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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.