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TSU Student Robbed and Shot in Dorm Room

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A freshman student at Tennessee State University is in the hospital after being robbed and shot inside his dorm room Sunday.

An 18-year-old freshman from Memphis was shot in the leg early Sunday morning inside the Watson dorm, but hours later, many students on TSU's campus were disturbed that the University didn't send an email or alert to warn students about the overnight violence on campus.

"I would expect them to, for one, let us know what is going on 'cause we are neighboring Watson. We don't know what's going on. We could be walking past the person who will shoot us next," said student Adrian Daniels.

The shooting took place in the Watson Residence Hall and police are not sure if the gunman was a student, a guest, or someone who just snuck into the dorms. There was an increased presence on campus Sunday as TSU Police continued their search for the shooter. TSU officials say safety for students is a number one priority, and they did have security working in Watson Hall before the shooting took place.

"It is kind of funny because there was security all around the residence hall this morning. There was an officer. A TSU police officer and Metro responded in a couple of minutes. So it's not like there wasn't any security around the building. There was tons of it," said TSU Media Relations spokesman, Rick Delahaya.

TSU officials admitted their alert system did not inform students about the shooting until several hours after it happened. But even late Sunday afternoon, some students said they never received an email or a text, and there was no information available about the incident on TSU's website.

 

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