Middle Tennessee State University shooting: 1 dead, 1 hurt after high school graduation ceremony

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — At least one person has died and another suffered critical injuries after gunfire erupted on the Middle Tennessee State University campus following a high school graduation ceremony, authorities said.

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According to the Tennessean and WTVFMurfreesboro police said the incident occurred about 9 p.m. Wednesday outside the Murphy Center, where Riverdale High School held its commencement. The ceremony had just ended when shots were fired outside the venue, authorities said in a news release.

Authorities arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds, the release said. One died, while the other remains in “critical but stable condition,” police said.

One person dead, another injured in shooting at MTSU following high school graduation MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 18,...

Posted by Murfreesboro TN Police Department on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said authorities are still looking for the suspected shooter or shooters, the Tennessean reported. No further details were immediately available.

MTSU police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are assisting with the investigation, authorities said.

Riverdale High will be closed Thursday “as a precaution,” Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans told WTVF.

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