Gunman Fires Multiple Shots Near TSU

Posted at 6:22 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 16:47:17-04

Police were called to an area near Tennessee State University after multiple shots were fired near campus.

The incident was reported early Friday morning near West Heiman Street. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said someone fired three to four shots towards a vehicle that was near the entrance gate. The gunman then got into a black Mustang and fled the scene.

A guard was present at the time of the incident but wasn’t hurt.

Minutes later, a grey or silver Camaro (initial reports had stated the vehicle was a Charger) pulled up to the gate, at which point a man got into the car. The vehicle was driven through the gate and onto campus.

That vehicle was later found riddled with bullets.

Police said they believe the two incidents are connected.

Officers briefly set up a rolling road block at the entrance of campus. Anyone with information should call police.   

University officials released the following statement: 

"At approximately 3:30 a.m., Tennessee State University police were notified that shots were fired on Heiman Street near the university. The shooting did not take place on campus, however police did notify the campus family of the incident. Any questions regarding the investigation should be directed to the Metro Police Department’s north precinct."