One individual was shot lifeless and a second was critically injured when gunfire erupted following a highschool commencement in Tennessee Wednesday evening, police stated.
A gunman opened fireplace outdoors a stadium at Center Tennessee State College the place 450 Riverdale Excessive Faculty grads and their households have been celebrating their commencement day, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Workplace Sgt. Dan Goodwin stated in a press convention streamed by WKRN.
Regulation enforcement officers stated pictures rang out simply earlier than 9 p.m. as individuals have been leaving the ceremony.
The 2 victims have been shot close to the tennis court docket on campus. One was pronounced lifeless on the scene, whereas the second was rushed to the hospital in vital, however steady situation, authorities stated.
The taking pictures rapidly turned the celebratory day right into a nightmare for these in attendance as some have been seen speeding away from the venue whereas emergency responders arrived, based on footage tweeted by posted to Twitter by NewsChannel 5 reporter Jason Lamb.
The identities of the 2 victims haven’t been launched and it’s unknown if both have been college students or graduates.
The suspect continues to be at massive and ought to be thought of armed and harmful, police stated on the information convention.
Riverdale Excessive Faculty will probably be closed tomorrow as a precaution, a spokesperson for Rutherford County Faculties stated.