VUU student killed near campus

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Virginia Union University sophomore Kahron Lee, 20, was shot and killed near campus Sunday night, according to an email sent to students by the university.

The Computer Information Systems major was "tragically taken from the Virginia Union family early this morning," an email from the university read. "He was a well-liked person who was active in the campus community. We are working with Richmond police to follow up on every lead and to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice."

Virginia Union organized a noon Prayer Vigil for Lee at the Allix B. James Chapel of Coburn Hall.

"All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend," the university email read.

VUU made counseling services available to students mourning the death.

Police have not yet released information about the shooting suspects nor their motive.

Investigators are still looking for the gunman who fired shots at The Birches apartment complex at the corner of W. Graham Rd. and Langston Ave.

VUU alerted students about the crime via emergency text message. Three to four people were seen running from the complex immediately after the 11:50 p.m. shooting.


  • Ms.Turner Rva

    Its heartbreaking to hear of the lost of a Rimonder trying to better his self. Not only do I feel sickend about this, im now more afraid encourage my only son to attend ODU…To the Family May God Speed Help You a Understanding &Forgiveness….Love You Turner Family

  • ImaniKristina

    I thank God for Kahron’s friendship with my son. They were together so much so that they called each other “Brother”. May God rest his soul.

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