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2 students, 1 other injured in shooting at party near TSU campus

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The shooting happened at an off-campus party just after midnight. The shooting happened at an off-campus party just after midnight.
The gunmen reportedly fired into a crowd of about 100 people. The gunmen reportedly fired into a crowd of about 100 people.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Police have identified the three men who were injured in a shooting at a party near Tennessee State University overnight. 

A few hundred people were at the apartment building on Albion Street when a group of three men arrived around midnight, according to police.

The trio was not allowed into the party, which is when one of the men made a comment about shooting at the place. Shortly after, shots were fired outside the building.

Calvin James Scott Jr., 20, was shot in the head. Police said Scott was inside a car with his girlfriend and was hit when he got out of the car after he heard gunshots.

Scott was armed but police said they don't believe he used his weapon. He is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

TSU student Chase Stevenson, 19, was shot in the buttocks and is also being treated at Vanderbilt. 

Nashville State Community College student Aaron Bachelor was shot in the left arm. The 20-year-old has since been treated and released.

Jon Jenkins, a graduate student at TSU, was in his bedroom across the street when the shooting happened.

“I heard some gunshots, about four gunshots, then I heard a bunch of people screaming and running,” Jenkins said. “I looked outside to see what was going on and a lot of people were just scrambling out on the street.”

Jenkins said partygoers poured into the streets after the shooting.

“I saw one person grab his arm. I saw a couple girls screaming,” he said. “As I did look out some more, there was somebody laid out on the street.”

The gunman is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, 5'9" and weighing 220 pounds, who was wearing a gray hoodie and beige pants. 

There were two other men with the gunman, including a black male with dreadlocks who is 5'11" and weighs 160 pounds. He has dreadlocks and was wearing a purple hoodie. A description is not available of the third man, but he was wearing a green hoodie.

TSU is celebrating its homecoming this week, but a lot of people at this party were from other schools around the Midstate.

In the wake of the shooting, Metro police said there will be a significantly enhanced presence around TSU beginning Thursday through the weekend for homecoming activities.

Police said there will also be an enhanced police presence in other parts of town where homecoming parties are planned.

“The TSU community, including alumni, students and staff, absolutely deserve to be able to celebrate homecoming without outside agitators crashing parties and events with harmful or violent intentions,” Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson said in a release. “Our enhanced presence has the goal of doing just that.”

One student who Channel 4 spoke with said he doesn't want his school associated with the violence. 

"This is not a university-sanctioned party ... Unfortunately, it happened close to the campus, but we don't have anything to do with that," said senior Steven Preshon.

Anyone who was at the party who has information about what happened is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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