Yet another school shooting occurred last night, this time at Tennessee State University.
According to Daily Mail, one man is dead and three women were injured in the on-campus shooting which occurred around 10:50 pm last night over a dice game. According to police spokesman Don Aaron, witnesses say that an argument began over a dice game and escalated into a fistfight when, “suddenly shots were fired” in the courtyard.
Aaron described the three injured female students as “innocent passers-by.” One of them was simply grazed with a bullet and didn’t require medical attention, but the other two were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. One was released early this morning and the other one is currently in stable condition there.
The deceased victim has been identified as a 19 year-old man who was not a student at the university. The shooter fled the scene and has not been caught as of now.
“This was an isolated shooting incident in a courtyard,” Aaron said. “There were never, we believe, any other students in danger in dormitories or elsewhere on campus.”
Several students recorded the dice game fight with their phones, and police are encouraging anyone who recorded this incident to come forward.
“The person who fired those shots put innocent persons in extreme danger in this isolated incident,” Aaron said. “We’re hoping that TSU students that have this video, have this knowledge, understand that this person put them in danger tonight, and will report what they know.”
We’ll update you further as this story develops.