Attempted robbery ends in gunfire near Vanderbilt campus - WSMV News 4

Attempted robbery ends in gunfire near Vanderbilt campus

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Metro police confirmed that a 19-year-old man said he was shot in the shoulder after someone tried to rob him overnight.

The shooting happened at the intersection of 21st Ave South and Capers Ave, near the Vanderbilt campus. The victim was not a student. He did not have life-threatening injuries.

Vanderbilt sent out a series of alerts from their campus safety alerts system, including descriptions of a possible suspect's Dodge Charger. However, Metro PD did not release a vehicle description.

11/5/2017 1:55 AM - ALERT! A shooting has been reported near the Vanderbilt campus at the Regions Bank located at 21st Ave S/Blakemore. The suspect's vehicle is a black Dodge Charger headed towards The Commons. Seek shelter immediately! Police are on the scene. This is incident is NOT related to tonight's earlier shooting at the VA Hospital.

11/5/2017 2:12 AM - UPDATE! Officers are continuing to search the area of 21st Ave S and Blakemore Ave. Remain sheltered in place.

11/5/2017 2:51 AM - UPDATE! Officers have patrolled the campus and searched the areas near 21st Ave S/Blakemore Ave and The Commons. Please remain vigilant as you move around on and near campus. This is the final AlertVU message for this incident. If there is additional information, it will be posted on this website.

Vanderbilt told students to remain sheltered in place on their safety Twitter account.

As mentioned in the campus alerts, this shooting was unrelated to the shots fired at the VA hospital Saturday night. Police are still investigating this incident.

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