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Tennessee State University student killed as another shooting rocks an HBCU

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Another shooting has impacted an HBCU. A student at Tennessee State University died after he was found on campus with a gunshot wound, according to The Tennessean.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of Oct. 12 when the student, who has yet to be identified by name, was found unconscious in the hallway of a dorm. The male student eventually died after being rushed to Centennial Hospital and then TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

Metro police and TSU police are currently investigating.

In a statement, TSU police said, “We are heartbroken by this loss and we grieve with the young man’s family and friends. In times like these, we must come together and support each other as one university community. It is extremely important that if anyone has information to please report it to campus police immediately.”

In August, a shooting occurred during a block party at Clark Atlanta University. Hundreds of students gathered on James P. Brawley Drive in Atlanta, Georgia for a back-to-school block party. According to WXIA, police said that someone began shooting an automatic weapon around 10:38 p.m.

Some students recorded the incident on their cell phones and captured the moments where dozens ran for safety. Authorities said two victims were students at Clark Atlanta University and two others were from Spelman College. Police said two separate groups were fighting each other and the four students were caught in the crossfire.

One person has since been arrested for the shooting.