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Three Shot at Off-Campus Party Near Tennessee State University: Police

by Erik Ortiz /  / Updated 

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Police were searching Wednesday for the gunmen who fired into a crowd at a house party near Tennessee State University in Nashville, injuring three college students and sending others scrambling for safety.

Police say shooting broke out when a group of men were turned away from an off-campus party at Tennessee State University.
Police say shooting broke out when a group of men were turned away from an off-campus party at Tennessee State University.WSMV

The festive atmosphere turned violent when at least three armed men were turned away from the party, and then began shooting randomly at people, Nashville police said.

The victims — one 19-year-old and two 20-year-olds — were identified as students from Tennessee State, Nashville State University and Middle Tennessee State University, NBC affiliate WSMV reported.

One of the victims was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition, while the others were treated for minor gunshot wounds, the station reported.

Police released descriptions of two of the three suspected gunmen: a black male, 5-foot-9 and 220 pounds, wearing a gray hoodie and beige pants, and a black male with dreadlocks, 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, wearing a purple hoodie.

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