Shooting Reported Near Austin Peay's Campus

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - School officials with Austin Peay State University sent out an alert saying a shooting had reportedly happened near campus.

According to the alert, authorities with the Clarksville Police Department had reported someone was shot on Ford Street behind Centerstone before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the suspect started firing shots near the victim who was walking down the street toward College Street. The victim, said to be in his 20s, was hit in the leg. He was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was last listed in stable condition.

The suspect was described as a man driving an older model, faded Ford, possibly a Taurus. He fled onto Shearor Street before officials arrived.

Further details were not available as the investigation remained ongoing.

Anyone with information has been asked to call Detective Vanatta at 931-648-0656, ext. 5487, or the Tipsline at 931-645-8477.

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