MTSU Murphy Center shooting reported Wednesday on campus

One person has died and another is in critical but stable condition after a shooting Wednesday night outside the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dan Goodwin did not reveal the identity of the person killed during an 11 pm news conference outside the campus.

The shooting happened shortly before 9:00 pm outside the Murphy Center near the tennis courts as Riverdale High’s graduation ceremony was concluding.

The shooter is still at large, Goodwin said.

“Tonight’s shooting at Middle Tennessee State University is a tragedy for our community. We mourn the family who lost a loved one and the victim who was injured,” Goodwin said.

A shooting occurred on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University Wednesday night, after the Riverdale High School graduation, leaving one dead and one in critical condition.

The university posted Wednesday night on Facebook around 9:15 p.m. warning people to leave the Murphy Center immediately and shelter in place if they cannot safely leave the area.

Rutherford County School spokesman James Evans said Riverdale High will be closed Thursday and a decision about Friday classes will be made later.

Police are on the scene after officials reported a shooting on the Middle Tennessee State University campus Wednesday night.

MTSU began summer classes on campus on Monday, about a week and a half after graduation, with most students leaving for summer break.

They asked that any suspicious activity be reported to MTSU police at 615-898-2424.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Contact Tennessee reporter Kirsten Fiscus at 615-259-8229 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @KDFiscus.

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