Man Shot Outside Dorm On Tennessee State University Campus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man was shot in the chest on Tennessee State University’s campus on Tuesday, according to school officials.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of Boyd Hall, which is located in the center of campus, between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Metro police identified the victim as 19-year-old Larry Bates from Chicago. He was critically injured and was rushed to Vanderbilt University Hospital. An update on his condition wasn’t immediately released.

 

According to police, Bates was standing next to the passenger window of a car having a conversation with someone inside when he was shot in the chest.

The driver reportedly took off and left the campus. Further details weren’t immediately known.

TSU officials told WKRN Bates is not currently enrolled in classes but was a student last semester.

Campus police also said a Tiger Alert was sent to students and the shooting scene was secured, but the campus was not put on lockdown because they believed the suspect left the campus. Classes continued throughout campus Tuesday.


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