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Community Comes Together To Support 15-Year-Old Injured In Shooting

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Aug 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:22:10-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A 15-year-old remained in the hospital Sunday night after a gunshot to the head.

Details of what happened to Mason Loupe were not clear, but Murfreesboro Police said they don't suspect foul play.

Sunday night friends said no matter the circumstances, they wanted Mason to know the community is there for him.

"We're a very competitive community in athletics and academics, and to see this community come together for a young man in need, for prayer, it's really heartwarming," said Greg Wyant, Siegel High School Head Football Coach.

Rivalries were put aside as members of several local football teams and classmates showed up to support Mason.

The teen was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Saturday evening and has been on life support.

Friends said his condition has improved, but it's a tough situation. They just can't believe this has happened to a kid they describe as loving and kind.

“He's a really great kid,” said Sandy Bell, mother of Mason’s friend. “We’re just saddened by this, but we know that what the doctor is telling us is just medical terms. We know that this is all logistics because our God is healing him.”

Councilors have planned to be on-hand Monday at Siegel High School for the students.

Friends have set up a gofundme account to help with Mason's medical expenses. You can donate by clicking here