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Shooting Reported Outside Tennessee State University Dorm



A man was injured in a shooting in the parking lot of a dorm on the Tennessee State University campus.

TSU dispatch said the shooting call came in at 9:38 AM local time and was reported at 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard.

According to reports, the victim, who is not a student at TSU, was shot in the chest and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Both the Metro Nashville Police Department and the TSU Police Department are conducting the investigation.

Tennesse State released an official statement on the shooting:

“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.”

About Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1912, it is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee.

It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bachelor’s degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and seven doctoral degrees.

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