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Police in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, confirmed that one person was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting Wednesday night following a high school graduation ceremony being held at the Middle Tennessee State University.
Sergeant Dan Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said the shooter remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Local media reported that a helicopter hovered over the scene of the shooting as police continued to search for the suspect.
sergeant. Goodwin said the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. local time near the tennis courts outside the Middle Tennessee State University athletic center. He said shots were fired as people left the high school graduation ceremony that was taking place inside the Murphy Center. One person was killed. Another person who was shot was in critical condition.
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A Rutherford County Schools representative confirmed that Riverdale High School is holding its high school graduation on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. He did not confirm whether the victims of the shooting were students. He said Riverdale High will be closed on Thursday.
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Middle Tennessee State University was taken into custody following the shooting. The school has advised students or anyone in the area to shelter in place.