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BREAKING: Two people are shot during high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University as staff warn students to take cover

  • Two people were shot at Middle Tennessee State University Wednesday night
  • The incident occurred at the Murphy Center sports facility, where the local Riverdale high school was holding its graduation ceremony.
  • A witness recalled hearing six shots before people began to flee.
  • Bystanders are encouraged to evacuate the area or shelter in place.
  • It is unclear if anyone was injured in the shooting.

Police are investigating after two people were shot during a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University.

Shots were fired at the university’s Murphy Center sports facility Wednesday night, where Riverdale High School held its graduation, police confirmed. WSMV.

Authorities have encouraged students to evacuate as soon as possible. Those who have not been told to shelter in place.

It is not clear at this time if anyone has been injured or if a suspect has been detained.

Police are investigating after two people were shot during a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University.

Police are investigating after two people were shot during a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University.

Shots were fired at the university's Murphy Center sports facility Wednesday night.  A witness took to Twitter saying that he heard six shots.

Shots were fired at the university’s Murphy Center sports facility Wednesday night. A witness took to Twitter saying that he heard six shots.

A social media user whose bio says he lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where MSTU is located, claims he heard five or six gunshots.

“My family and I were across the tennis court, we heard all 5 shots and the 6th we heard him hit something metal,” tweeted Max, who was attending his younger brother’s graduation.

‘It was strong, so it must have hit a pole or something. We were on the grass talking, laughing and drinking cold drinks because it was hot.

Max claims his family “froze” when desperate bystanders began fleeing the area.

“We looked around and looked in the direction of it, saw people running and heard people screaming for help,” he wrote. I got my family out as fast as we could.

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Twitter user @a18217635, identified only as A, claims the shooting took place outside the Murphy center as people were leaving.

A claims that her sister, who was reportedly 10 feet away from the incident, saw a group of children.

“There is no other description of the shooter,” A wrote. “I have no idea if they were arguing because it was loud.”

A local journalist tweeted images of police responding to MTSU after the Wednesday night shooting.

A local journalist tweeted images of police responding to MTSU after the Wednesday night shooting.

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