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Eight people shot overnight near James Madison University in Virginia

The victims, who are ages 18 to 27, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests had been made Sunday afternoon, police said.

Eight people were shot overnight near James Madison University in Virginia, leaving them with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The shots rang out at around 2:20 a.m., when the shooter or shooters fired into a crowd at an outdoor gathering on a residential block of Devon Lane, which is less than a mile from the university in Harrisonburg.

The victims are 18 to 27 years old, police said, adding that they were treated at two area hospitals.

In a statement released Sunday, James Madison University Police Chief Anthony Matos said that the victims "are not students currently enrolled" and that "it is important to keep them in your thoughts as they recover." 

A representative for the school did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether any faculty or staff members were among the injured.

A representative said Sentara RMH Medical Center initially received seven patients, two of whom were transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. The five patients who remained at Sentara had been discharged by Sunday afternoon, the spokesperson said.

A representative for the University of Virginia Medical Center said the hospital could not provide updates about patients' conditions without having their identifying information.

Police are investigating how many shooters were involved, they said in a statement, adding that no suspects were on the scene when officers arrived and that they do not "believe there is any threat to the greater community at this time."

Harrisonburg police did not immediately respond to inquiries.