1 Dead after Gunfire Exchange at Tennessee State

The shooting was prompted by a gambling dispute during a dice game.

A person is dead and three others were hospitalized after a shooting on the campus of Tennessee State University Oct. 22.

The shooting was the result of a dispute caused by a dice game where two men were gambling, according to stltoday.com.

The person killed was not a student at the school while two student bystanders were shot and wounded and a third student was grazed by a bullet. Police said neither of the two men who were gambling were students.

The incident occurred at an outdoor courtyard on campus, although the school is not believed to have initiated a lockdown and there was never an active shooter situation.

Police were “all over the scene” according to a member of the Metro Nashville communications center and all non-students were asked to leave the campus.

Members of the Tennessee State University Police Department are on campus 24 hours a day and are trained as law enforcement officers. The department has increased walking patrols this week.

The Metro Nashville Police Department released the below video in hopes it will help them find the suspects. A $6,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to an arrest, according to NBC News.

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