NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have identified the two men injured in a double shooting at a homecoming celebration near Tennessee State University Saturday.
Police said both Lorenzo Vaughn, 19, and Eric Gray, 18, both of Nashville received non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.
The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Wendy's at 28th Avenue and Jefferson Street, just off TSU campus.
The Nashville Fire Department and Metro Nashville Police Department were called to the area. Police said both uniformed North Precinct officers and detectives were on the scene.
Officials said that a bullet shot from an unknown location passed through Eric Gray's arm and hit Lorenzo Vaughn in the back. Both men were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Gray was treated and released.
Police do not believe that Gray and Vaughn were targeted in this shooting. The reason for the gunfire has not been determined, nor has a suspect been found.
"We had 2 victims who couldn't identify who had shot them. They were running from the scene. They have no idea what occurred," said Lt. Eric Snyder with Metro Police.
There was a shooting last year during TSU's homecoming festivities. So this year Metro Police came prepared.
"We put additional resources in place. We looked specifically where to put those resources. We had officers and Wendy's had private security in the parking lot as the shooting took place. It just didn't matter," said Lt. Snyder.
More than 40,000 people were expected to attend homecoming festivities Saturday as the Tigers take on UT Martin
Anyone with information about this case is urge to call Crime Stoppers at 74-Crime.