1 injured in shooting near Austin Peay State University

1 injured in shooting near Austin Peay State University (Image 1)

One person was injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon near Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

The 32-year-old victim suffered wounds to his head and leg and was taken to Gateway Medical Center and later by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Clarksville police believe the shooting happened around 1 p.m. in the area of Kellogg Street and Farris Drive and stemmed from a conflict between acquaintances that had been simmering for several days.

At the time of the shooting, the victim was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Derrick Williams.

Kantrell Head, 21 was developed as a suspect and located a short time later.

He was booked into the Montgomery County jail on one count theft for being in possession of a stolen firearm.

Austin Peay State University officials alerted students of the shooting but said no one involved was affiliated with the university.

It was also later determined the Child Learning Center on nearby 8th Street was struck by gunfire.

No one was injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Clarksville Police Department's tips line at 931-645-8477.

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