BLACKSBURG, Va. | Virginia Tech police say there were no gunshots fired near a residence hall on campus.
Authorities locked down a dorm Thursday afternoon after two people reported hearing something that sounded like gunfire. Police are still investigating.
A university spokesman said the sounds may have come from a construction site nearby.
Police from Virginia Tech and nearby departments searched every room of Pritchard Hall, a dorm on the Blacksburg campus that is home to 1,000 students. No one was allowed in or out of the dorm, but the entire campus was not locked down.
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In 2007, 32 people were killed by a gunman on campus who later killed himself.