1 Killed, 3 Hurt in Tennessee State U Shooting

Dispute began over a dice game, police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 23, 2015 2:28 AM CDT
1 Killed 2 Hurt in Tennessee State U Shooting
Officials investigate the scene of a shooting on the campus of Tennessee State University, early Friday in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

One man was killed and three women were wounded in an on-campus shooting stemming from a fight over a dice game on the campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville, police said Friday. The 19-year-old who died in the Thursday night shooting wasn't enrolled at the school, police spokesman Don Aaron says. It wasn't known whether the shooter, who fled the scene and is still at large, was a student. The shooting occurred in a courtyard around 10:50pm. Witnesses said an argument over the dice game boiled over into a fistfight when "suddenly shots were fired," Aaron says.

Three female students whom Aaron describes as "innocent passers-by" were struck during the shooting. One was grazed and didn't require medical attention, while two others were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with injuries. One had been released by Friday morning, while the other is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery, Aaron says. "This was an isolated shooting incident in a courtyard," he says. "There were never, we believe, any other students in danger in dormitories or elsewhere on campus." Police did not yet have a description of the suspect and couldn't say whether an exchange of gunfire occurred until the evidence is analyzed. (More Tennessee stories.)

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