Four Hit at a University in What Is Believed to Be the 294th Mass Shooting of 2015
One person is dead and two are hospitalized after a gunman opened fire during a dispute over a dice game on Tennessee State University’s campus Thursday night.
The unnamed gunman allegedly killed a 19-year-old male who was not a student and injured three female 18-year-old students.
The Guardian reports:
The incident is the second around the Nashville campus in a little more than a week to rattle community members. One night prior, police held a community meeting to address safety around campus, after three Tennessee students were shot at an off-campus house party.
“We do not believe this was an incidence of a random shooter on campus,” Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told the Tennessean. “This was an isolated incident resulting from a dispute over a dice game. The Nashville police department believes this campus is safe.” …
The shooting marks at least the third fatal campus shooting in October, including one of the deadliest in years in Roseburg, Oregon on 2 October. There, a gunman killed nine people when he opened fire at Umpqua Community College. It was believed to be the 294th mass shooting in 2015.
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— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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