Police: 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Virginia Hookah Bar

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
February 5, 2022Updated: February 5, 2022

BLACKSBURG, Va.—One person was killed and another four people were injured during a shooting at a hookah lounge in Virginia, authorities said.

The Blacksburg Police Department said officers responded to reports of shots fired at Melody Hookah Lounge in downtown Blacksburg on Friday just before midnight.

Police did not identify the deceased person or any of the people who were injured in the shooting. Authorities said they were taken to local hospitals, but that their conditions are unknown.

No additional information was made available, including details on potential suspects or a motive.

Shooting at Melody Hookah Lounge
A police officer conducts an investigation after a shooting at Melody Hookah Lounge on Main Street in Blacksburg, Va., on Feb. 5 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Nearby, Virginia Tech was encouraging students to stay indoors, but has since lifted the request, the university said in a post on Twitter.