The City of Richmond and VCU Police are planning to hold an active shooter training exercise at Virginia Commonwealth University on Wednesday at the Monroe Park Campus. Officers will simulate a situation in which a single shooter is in the Shafer Street Playhouse, including simulated sounds of gunfire and crowd panic. Officers say residents and businesses in the area will be notified of the drill through mail and social media. They will also send text messages to VCU Alert subscribers. On Wednesday, Franklin Street will be closed between Harrison and Laurel streets between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Vehicles will also not be permitted to access Shafer Street between Franklin and Grace streets.