There has been a tragic shooting at Tennessee State University that claimed the life of at least one person. The shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville has left one person dead, reports CNN. The deadly shooting occurred when an argument erupted concerning a dice game, say Nashville authorities. The Tennessee State University shooting also involved at least two others who were injured as a result of the shooting.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Twitter account, the shooting on Thursday evening happened in an outdoor courtyard during the dice game dispute.
“1 person fatally wounded & 2 others hospitalized in Thur nite shooting @ TSU–apparent dispute over dice game in outdoor courtyard.”
Those who were hurt in the Tennessee State University shooting were indeed students at Tennessee State University, but the names of the shooting victims aren’t being released. The families of those hurt in the Tennessee State University shooting are first being alerted as to the injuries prior to the names being released.
— M. A. Latimore (@MPactMedia) October 23, 2015
A spokesperson for Tennessee State University, Kelli Sharpe, reported that the injured Tennessee State University students were sent to the hospital but suffered wounds that weren’t life-threatening. The shooting also reportedly involved two men who were not Tennessee State University students — and the gambling dice game involved a shooting whereby one ended up dead.
It was a 19-year-old man who lost his life on the Tennessee State University campus on Thursday night. Although reports of two injuries have been noted by some publications, the TSU shooting left one dead and three injured, reports The Tennessean. The man who died wasn’t a Tennessee State University student. According to Don Aaron, a spokesperson for local authorities, several people were playing a dice game on the Tennessee State University quad on campus at approximately 11 p.m. ET. That’s when a fight broke out regarding the dice game, and one of those people playing the dice game retrieved a gun and began firing several rounds.
“We do not believe this was an incidence of a random shooter on campus. This was an isolated incident resulting from a dispute over a dice game. The Nashville Police Department believes this campus is safe.”
Those suffering injuries included three Tennessee State University female students. The three TSU women weren’t involved in the dice game but just happened to be passing by the dice game when the shooting occurred, and as such, they suffered injuries in the shooting. The females didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries — and one of the TSU students who was hurt in the shooting has already been released from the hospital. Another woman who suffered injuries in the shooting should be released from the hospital soon.
The deadly shooting on Tennessee State University’s campus in Nashville represents another incident in a long list of shootings that have rocked college campuses within recent years, reports ABC News, leaving folks scrambling for information about campus lockdown reports and shooting motives. This particular shooting, however, is being called an isolated incident and not the case of a random shooter walking around the Tennessee State University campus, looking for targets to shoot.
As of this writing, the official Twitter page for Tennessee State University located in Nashville, Tennessee, does not have information about the Tennessee State University shooting, nor any names of victims in the Tennessee State University shooting.
The suspect in the Tennessee State University shooting ran away from the scene by foot, but several TSU students reportedly filmed the shooting with their phones, so cops are asking TSU students with video of the shooting to call 615-64-CRIME.
— Philly News Now (@phillynewsnow) October 23, 2015
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