Shots fired in Boyd Hall on TSU’s campus in Nashville

Shots fired in Boyd Hall on TSU's campus in Nashville (Image 1)

Police are investigating after a gunman reportedly fired two shots inside a dorm room at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Boyd Hall was on placed on lockdown around 2 p.m. after witnesses said the shots were fired in a room on the seventh floor.

It doesn’t appear anyone was struck by gunfire and the lockdown has since been lifted.

Witnesses told News 2 that something was dropped from the dorm’s window and caught by a person waiting in the parking lot.

It is unclear what was dropped.

Police immediately stopped the suspect’s vehicle. Three people were inside including the person who caught the unknown package.

One person was taken into custody after marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.

The university said in a statement late Monday they are investigating and reviewing surveillance video.

“This is an ongoing investigation by our campus police,” said Kelli Sharpe Asst. VP of Public Relations and Communications for TSU. “As of now, we are not sure what took place because no weapon was recovered and we don’t have anyone in connection with the incident. We are asking students and anyone else that may have information to contact TSU Police.”

The number to call is 615-963-5171.

Boyd Hall is the same dormitory where a student accused in several armed convenience store robberies lives.

Police searched Cameron Morton’s dorm room Friday night. He is still on the run.

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