Belmont staff member, students hit by gunfire while driving to campus

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A car with a Belmont University staff member and three students inside was hit by gunfire near campus Tuesday night.

Metro police say it happened on 15th Avenue near Wedgewood Avenue at 8:45 p.m. as they were returning from a golf tournament.

The staff member, age 53, and students, ages 18, 19, and 21, reported that a white Dodge Charger approached them at a high rate of speed from behind.

They heard a bang, and the rear window of the SUV they were in shattered.

According to Metro police, the victims reported seeing the passenger of the Dodge Charger with a pistol leaning out of the window.

The gunman is described as a young black man who wore a white T-shirt and had shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.