One Dead, Three Wounded In Tennessee State University Shooting

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One person was fatally shot and three women were wounded in a dispute at Tennessee State University in Nashville late Thursday, according to police.

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The incident began over a dice game on the campus, police said.

A university police dispatcher said the campus was on lockdown as of 1:00 a.m. (2:00 a.m. ET), but would not comment further, NBC reports.

A call alerted police to shots fired just before 11:00 p.m. (midnight ET), according to the Nashville Police Department’s Tonya Stone.

Stone said the victims were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The victims in this latest college shooting were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, said Kelli Sharpe, a university spokeswoman.

The wounded are students, but their names have not been released pending their families’ notification, she said, according to CNN.

The 19-year-old who died in the shooting was not enrolled at the school, police spokesman Don Aaron said.

It wasn’t known whether the shooter, who fled the scene, was a student, according to the Associated Press.

Aaron described the three female students as “innocent passers-by” who were struck during the shooting.

One was grazed and didn’t require medical attention, while two others were taken to the hospital with injuries.

One had been released by Friday morning, while the other was in stable condition, Aaron said.

“This was an isolated shooting incident in a courtyard,” Aaron said. “There were never, we believe, any other students in danger in dormitories or elsewhere on campus.”

Several students recorded the fight on their phones.

Police have obtained some of the footage and are asking that others step forward with their videos.

“The person who fired those shots put innocent persons in extreme danger in this isolated incident,” Aaron said. “We’re hoping that TSU students that have this video, have this knowledge, understand that this person put them in danger tonight, and will report what they know.”

Sharpe said the incident occurred during a student gathering in which two men not enrolled at the university may have been gambling.

Both men exchanged gunfire, and one was killed, she said.

It was unclear if a suspect was in custody. This comes only one week after three people were wounded by gunfire at an off-campus party near the college.

America is saturated with gun violence and the public has become desensitized to loss of life while the NRA calls for ‘more guns.’



Just recently, the NRA responded to an art professor’s Facebook post in which he opposes guns. The gun lobbyist gun organization promoted a lie suggesting the government wants to take guns away. Included in that tweet was an image of gallows, as if the government will publicly lynch gun owners in order to disarm citizens.

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