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Veteran Charged After Shots Fired At VA Hospital

Posted: 11:14 PM, Nov 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-05 20:27:25Z
Man In Custody After Shooting At VA Hospital
Man In Custody After Shooting At VA Hospital
Man In Custody After Shooting At VA Hospital
Man In Custody After Shooting At VA Hospital
Man In Custody After Shooting At VA Hospital

Police charged a veteran after he fired a dozen rounds into the air at the VA Hospital.

Reports stated the veteran was outside by himself when he fired the shots before walking into the hospital to ask for help.

Authorities said there were no victims or injuries.

The veteran was not immediately identified. Police tell us he was charged with possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.

Officials with Vanderbilt University sent an alert to students telling them to seek shelter immediately around 10:46 p.m. Saturday.

They described the man as standing around 6'4'' tall and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

At 11:09 p.m., school officials sent a second alert saying the suspect was in custody.

Authorities secured the area, and students were asked to stay clear of the VA Hospital area during the investigation.

Those with the school confirmed there was no threat to Vanderbilt's campus.