NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WIVB) – One person has died, and two others were taken to the hospital with injuries, after a gunman opened fire in a courtyard on the Tennessee State University campus.
Police say the shooting was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game.
A large group of people was walking by at the time of the fight and the shooting, and three were hit by gunfire. One refused medical treatment at the scene, while the other two were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say one has already been treated an released.
Police have not yet released the identity of the person who was killed. They have only said that the person is a 19-year-old non-student who may have had some activity in the fight.
Police say they do not believe there is any ongoing threat on campus. “This did not involve some gunman who was running through the campus, running into buildings, that type of thing,” said Don Aaron, Public Affairs Manager with the Nashville Police Department. “No other students are in danger. No other students are in jeopardy. This shooting incident was confined, isolated to the outdoor courtyard. There were never, we believe, any other students in danger in dormitories, or elsewhere on the campus.”
According to police, some of those people who were walking by at the time of the fight took cell phone video of what they saw. Police have been reviewing that video, but declined to say exactly what it shows. At this point, they say, they do not have a good description of the shooter to release to the public.