Shots fired near Austin Peay State University, 2 in custody

Shots fired near Austin Peay State University, 2 in custody (Image 1)
Shots fired near Austin Peay State University, 2 in custody (Image 1)

Two suspects are in custody following reports of a shooting at a housing complex near Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Homes.

Clarksville police said the gunman, described as a black male wearing black and white shorts, possibly fled toward campus but later said that statement may not have been accurate due to other reports of the suspect fleeing toward Kraft Street.

The gunman and another suspect were custody 45 minutes later.

An alert was sent to students and staff at Austin Peay and also posted to the school’s Web site.

The alert urged students and staff to report suspicious activity and/or people.

Clarksville police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information should call police at 931-552-9265.

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