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Shooting at Tennessee State University residence hall parking lot

Tennessee State University on lockdown after shooting in campus parking lot. (WZTV)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Metro Nashville Police have responded to a shooting on the campus of Tennessee State University.

Police responded to the call which took place in the Boyd Hall parking lot located at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.

Police say the victim was shot in the chest and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in serious condition. The victim is a former student, previously enrolled during the Spring semester, but was not currently a student according to police.

Campus police said during a press conference the victim was a resident at Boyd Hall.

Boyd Hall is a residence hall located near the school's cafeteria.

Metro Police are reviewing surveillance video and say the shooter fled the scene after the shooting. There is no threat to students at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 615-74-CRIME.

The school's official statement is as follows:

Tennessee State University police reported they responded to an incident on campus between 9:30 and 9:45 this morning involving a male victim who had been shot in the chest. The victim was not enrolled at the university. He has been transported to a local hospital. His condition is not known at this time. Metro Police and TSU PD are handling the investigation.

This is a developing situation and we will update information as it comes in.


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