CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A house party packed with people ended abruptly in Clarksville, after an early morning shooting sent two people to the hospital.
It happened at a house on North Second Street.
"My wife and I got home at about 11 p.m.," said neighbor Joseph Hall. "There was loud music coming from the house, and I saw lights pulsating through the windows."
Hall said the loud parties at the house next door to his are something he's come to expect each weekend. Waking up to a police investigation outside his front door, though, is a bit more unusual.
"There were probably about 10 officers, five on each side of the road during an investigation," he said.
Clarksville Police said several on-duty officers actually heard the gunshots, at about 1:30 a.m. Minutes later, the 911 center received several calls, claiming two individuals had been shot.
Investigators said a large house party at 424 North Second Street turned violent. Several people were fighting in the front yard when someone across the street starting shooting. A 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman sustained gunshot wounds.
NewsChannel 5 spoke to the male victim, who was shot in the shoulder. He was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon and is in substantial pain, but he is expected to make a full recovery. The female victim was shot in the knee, and was also released from the hospital Sunday night.
Police detained and questioned six people who were either at the house party or witnessed the shooting. Detectives are following several leads, but no arrests have been made.
The shooting took place so close to the campus of Austin Peay State University, the school sent out an alert to all of its students, urging them to use caution because the gunman had not yet been caught.
"You know, just across the street from where a lot of students live, it is scary," said APSU student Jess Brundidge.
Hall said it's not the first time a shooting has happened in his neighborhood.
The first shooting was last December, when a fight broke out at the Night Deposit Bar that sits next door to his house.
Since then, he's tried to be vigilant, and call police anytime he suspects things are about to get out of hand on his street.
"For a quiet neighborhood, things aren't exactly quiet right now," he said.