February 14, 2011 by WorldPost
MTSU Shooting, The police have a suspect in custody this afternoon in relation to the shooting by the end of the morning MTSU Business and Aerospace Building. However, ongoing research, apparently for weapons. According to the Daily News Journal, a subject had been shot in the finger and no fatal injuries were involved. Police evacuated the business and aerospace building where the shooting occurred in McCallie Dining Hall.
MTSU has been placed on the lock on Monday morning after a person was killed in the finger with the handgun and sustained non-life threatening. According to the first MTSU alert sent two men were talking when a man fired a handgun and shot the other in the hand.
Classes resumed at 1:30 p.m. after the suspect was caught and the Building of BAS was reopened at 14:30
Local law enforcement has been on the lookout for the suspect of the shooting, which occurred around 11:30 Monday morning at businesses and aerospace.
Also six schools in Rutherford County, all located near campus, were placed on the lock as a precaution, RCS Spokesman James Evans said.
“As a precaution, we’ve locked Campus Central School, Magnet, Holloway High, Oakland High, Oakland and East Daniel McKee Alternative School. All these schools are in the vicinity of MTSU,” he said. (CBS / WTVR) – The police took a suspect into custody after a shooting on campus on Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
MTSU alert said the shooting was reported shortly before noon at the Business and Aerospace building, reports CBS affiliate WTVR.
According to the alert, two men were talking when a man brandishing a gun and shot the other in the hand.
“I was headed to Subway for a sandwich and there was a weak argument between a black man greater wearing a plaid shirt and khaki jeans and what looked like a child in high school. Then j I heard a shot behind me, “said one witness. “There were hundreds of students around what I was thinking if there was a sudden, he had fired in the air.”
Officials said the victim was treated for an injured thumb. His identity was not released.
The area around the building was on lock. Officials have asked everyone on campus to stay indoors as secure as possible WTVR, reports.
Response teams and U.S. marshals were on campus with flak jackets and assault weapons, the search of the suspect. MTSU campus police and members of the Sheriff’s Office Rutherford County participated in the research.
The identity of the suspect was not immediately available.
Kyle Evans with the Department of Murfreesboro Police said the suspect did not have possession of the weapon when taken into custody.
Some parts of the campus remained closed while police conducted a criminal investigation and the search for the firearm.
Investigators asked anyone who witnessed the shooting to present and speak with police.
Representatives of Murfreesboro City Schools said Bradley near the Academy and Discovery School at Reeves-Rogers were also placed on the lock while police search the suspect. Restrictions have been lifted since.
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