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Police continue hunt for shooter on Nashville college campus

Police are continuing the search for the person(s) who shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a fight on Tennessee State University’s campus in Nashville. University officials and police are doing their best to reassure students that they are taking the search seriously.

Police are looking for clues as to who the shooter could be. Many students recorded the fight with their cell phones and police said they have obtained some footage.

They urged students to come forward with what they recorded and any information they have. “The person who fired those shots put innocent persons in extreme danger,” Metro Nashville Police Spokesman Don Aaron said.

According to IB Times, police are offering a $6,000 reward for any leads. Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted a post Friday night looking to find two gunmen.

“At least 2 gunmen involved in TSU shooting. Know them? 615-742-7463–$6,000 reward offered,” the tweet read. They also released a short video of the gunfire in normal speed and in slow motion. Here it is in normal speed:

Two female students were injured in the shooting, but they were released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center Friday. A third female student was grazed by a bullet, but she was not hospitalized.

The altercation and fatal shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday in an outdoor courtyard on campus over a dice game, according to Aaron. Police have yet to release the names of the students.

They did identify the deceased 19-year-old as Cameron Selmon of Memphis. Aaron said that Selmon was not a student at TSU.

Temporarily, police will be patrolling the campus on foot at night, Associated Press reports. New Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and TSU President Glenda Baskin Glover said at a conference Friday that they believed the campus was safe.

Glover even said that the school has spent $1 million in the past year in an effort to hire new security officers and police, improve fencing and improve lighting on campus. The campus is located in North Nashville, an area that has been left out of Nashville’s recent development frenzy.

Barry says that she plans to change that. “Tennessee State University and the community that surrounds it is an incredibly important part of the fabric of our city,” she said.

This shooting comes just after recent violence ensued near TSU. Over a week ago, three people were injured by gunfire at an off-campus party extremely close to the campus.

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Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com