Suspect in Tennessee college shooting detained
February 14th, 2011
01:37 PM ET

Suspect in Tennessee college shooting detained

[Updated at 3:13 p.m. ET] A suspect in a Monday morning shooting that wounded one person on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University is in custody, a school spokesman said.

Officials called off a lockdown, which had been in effect as SWAT teams and other law enforcement authorities converged on the campus, after the suspect was detained around 12:45 p.m., the university's media relations director, Tom Tozer, said. A gun allegedly used in the incident has also been confiscated.

Authorities were alerted at 11:51 a.m. about a shooting in a science building located in a cluster of university structures.

"From what I understand, there were two men who got into an argument over by some of our buildings," Tozer said. "One shot the other in the hand, then took off."

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  1. MTSU Student

    It was in front of our student union building, reported from someone who was actually there.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jacque

    This is crazy. We are all on lockdown right now. Minor injuries to the victim (thank God), but the shooter has not been apprehended yet.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jtuck044

    ok look, the shooting was in front of the KUC. two guys got into an argument and one of the guys pulled out a gun and shot the other in the finger. the whole school is on lockdown. the police are here with M4s.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Go run out to them and say "hi."

      February 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Really

    ^ Christina. Are you on something? Are you aware that the South is also called the Bible Belt?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Actually, Christina is off her meds.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ashley

    Well, the South can thank Christina for proving that all the crazies live up North.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      It must be something they put in their water up there.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Libby

    It happened outside the Business & Aerospace Building (2 buildings away from the campus student union center). I was outside, in front of the KUC for a fundraiser when we heard the shot, having never heard gunfire, it sounded like a firework.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ziko

    Come on don't tell me it's Arab too ??

    February 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    he didnt die so no harm no foul..

    February 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    42.775833,-91.601388 < location of hell

    February 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    42.775833,-91.601388 location of 'hell'

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AmericanStandardToiletBowl

    I'd like to think that hell is a place where you don't get anything you want. If you want evil and mischief then God will surround you with goodness and conformity. Then god will laugh as you squirm. I would. 🙂 ever notice how the crazies always go after innocents instead of people somewhat responsible for their miserable life?

    February 15, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
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