One person was killed and three others were injured when a gunman opened fire over a dice game on a Tennessee college campus, police said.
A group of students and others who did not attend Tennessee State University were in the outside courtyard of the Floyd-Payne Campus Center when shots rang out around 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Investigators believe an argument that began over a game of craps taking place in the courtyard escalated into a physical fight and witnesses reported hearing gunshots at 10:52 p.m. to TSU police.
A 19-year-old man who did not attend TSU was fatally shot and two 18-year-old women students who were not involved in the confrontation were hit, police said.
The women were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and are expected to make a full recovery. A third 18-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet, but did not require medical attention, cops said.
A suspect in the shooting has not been apprehended, officials said. The department’s crime scene team recovered a pistol in the vicinity of the shooting, cops said.
Police said they received reports that several students recorded the fight on their cellphones and asked that anyone with footage of the incident come forward to share their recordings with investigators.
Anyone with information can relay it to the police department, anonymously if need be, by calling Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.