NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are searching for a gunman after a 20-year-old was shot in the head and two college students were also injured during a shooting incident at a party near Tennessee State University early Wednesday morning.
It happened at a residence in the 3200 block of Albion Street around 12:40 a.m. An estimated 200 people were in the area at the time of the shooting, according to police.
Witnesses told officers a group of three people showed up at the party and were denied entrance. One individual allegedly made a comment about “shooting at the place,” according to officers.
Shortly after those comments were made, multiple shots were fired outside the building.
Police identified Calvin James Scott Jr., 20, as the man shot in the head. Officers stated that he was seated in a car with his girlfriend when he heard shots and was hit when he got out of the vehicle to investigate.
Scott was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is listed in very critical condition.
A 19-year-old TSU student, Chase Stevenson, was shot in his buttocks. He was also taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Aaron Bachelor, 20, a student at Nashville State Community College, suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm. He was treated and released from Centennial Medical Center.
After the shooting, witnesses reported that the three suspects fled the area on foot.
The suspects are described as:
- A black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 220 pounds with a fade haircut, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and beige pants.
- A black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 pounds with dreadlocks, wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt.
- The third suspect’s physical description is unknown but he was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt.
Metro police said that although Scott was armed when he was shot, it does not appear that he fired his weapon.
Anyone who was present at the party early with information on the person responsible for the gunfire is asked to immediately contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.