One killed, two hurt in shooting at Tennessee college campus - authorities

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Fatal Shooting on Tennessee State University Campus

Oct 22 (Reuters) - One person was killed and two others were wounded by gunfire on the campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville late on Thursday, police said.

The shootings, which occurred just before 11 p.m. local time, appeared to have stemmed from a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said.

The male who died was not enrolled at the school, a university spokeswoman said. Police have not said whether the other individuals involved were students or visiting the campus.

It was unclear if a suspect was in custody.

The three gunshot victims were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said Tanya Stone, operations supervisor for the Metro Nashville emergency communication center.

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One killed, two hurt in shooting at Tennessee college campus - authorities
Police guard the main entrance to Tennessee State University early Friday, OCt. 23, 2015, while officials investigate the scene of a Thursday shooting on the campus in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in the shooting at an outdoor courtyard. A campus spokesperson said the person killed wasn't enrolled at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Officials investigate the scene of a shooting on the campus of Tennessee State University, early Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in the Thursday shooting at an outdoor courtyard. A campus spokesperson said the person killed wasn't enrolled at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A police car leaves the campus of Tennessee State University early Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting Thursday night at an outdoor courtyard. A campus spokesperson said the person killed wasn't enrolled at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Officials investigate the scene of a shooting on the campus of Tennessee State University, early Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in the Thursday shooting at an outdoor courtyard. A campus spokesperson said the person killed wasn't enrolled at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Police officers leave the campus of Tennessee State University early Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting Thursday night at an outdoor courtyard. A campus spokesperson said the person killed wasn't enrolled at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
1 person fatally wounded & 2 others hospitalized in Thur nite shooting @ TSU--apparent dispute over dice game in outdoor courtyard.
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Read below: Statement from @TSUedu about what happened. @NC5 #tsushooting https://t.co/GqKWqqEsyV
BREAKING: Three people shot at Tennessee State University in Nashville https://t.co/fOd8lv4tEZ
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I hate when people start talking down on TSU like it's not the school it's just outsiders. Violence is everywhere. Just pray 🙏🏽 #TSU19
No matter what happened Remember it could happen and does happen at any university. Love to #TSU
Violence is EVERYWHERE not just at TSU. Just pray for our generation & the choices we make.
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The two who survived had injuries not considered life-threatening, the Tennessean newspaper reported.

Last week, three people were shot and wounded during a large house party near theTennessee State University campus.

The incidents come amid a string of gun violence at or near several U.S. schools in October, including deadly incidents on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and adjacent to Texas Southern University in Houston.

On Oct. 1, a gunman killed nine people at a community college in Oregon, ranking it among the deadliest of dozens of U.S. mass shootings in the past two years. (Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Los Angeles; Editing by Paul Tait and Dominic Evans)

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