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20-year-old suspect arrested in shooting near Virginia university that injured 8

Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming, 20, was arrested Sunday afternoon on several charges, including attempted murder, hours after shots were fired near James Madison University.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with a shooting Sunday near James Madison University in Virginia that injured eight people. 

Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming, 20, of Harrisonburg, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Harrisonburg police said. Additional charges are expected.

Police announced Fleming's arrest at about 4:30 p.m., hours after the shooting in the 1500 block of Devon Lane, less than a mile from the university in Harrisonburg.

An investigation is underway to determine whether any other people may have been involved, officials said.

Shots were fired around 2:20 a.m. into a crowd at an outdoor gathering near the university, police said.

Witness statements and security camera video helped officials home in on Fleming as a suspect, they said.

Eight people ages 18 to 27 suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said. None were publicly identified.

Five were treated at Sentara RMH Medical Center, and three others were transported to University of Virginia Medical Center, authorities said.

James Madison University Police Chief Anthony Matos said in a statement Sunday that the victims “are not students currently enrolled."

"It is important to keep them in your thoughts as they recover," he added.

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

It was not immediately clear whether Fleming has an attorney.