One man dead and one more in critical but stable condition after shooting outside Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dan Goodwin did not reveal his identity of person killed at 23:00 news conference on outskirts of campus Wednesday.
The shooting took place shortly before 21:00. outside The Murphy Center next to the tennis courts at the time of the graduation ceremony of Riverdale High School. out.
According to Goodwin, the shooter is still at large.
“Today’s shooting at Middle Tennessee State University is a tragedy. for our community. We mourn with in family who lost a loved one one and sacrifice who was injured,” Goodwin said.
University posted Wednesday evening on Facebook around 21:15 warning people leave the Murphy Center immediately and take cover in place if you can’t leave area safely.
Rutherford County School spokesman James Evans said Riverdale High School will be closed on Thursday and decision will made later about Friday classes.
Summer classes have started at MTSU on campus Monday, about a week and half after graduation and most of pupils left for summer vacation.
They asked to report any suspicious activity to the MTSU police at 615-898-2424.
it’s developing story and will be updated as more information is an available.
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