Belmont University student shot dead near campus, security says

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) β€” A Belmont University student was shot near campus early Saturday morning.

Belmont security told News 2 around 1:15 a.m. Saturday that a student said he was in a car with friends traveling on 21st Avenue near Blair Boulevard, about half a mile from campus. It was then that someone in a car going in the opposite direction allegedly fired shots in their direction.

The student told security that he had been grazed by two bullets. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

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Security says the vehicle involved in the shooting is a gray sedan with black racing stripes on the hood.

The school family is asked to remember to follow these safety tips:

  • Stay alert for suspicious activity and notify security if you see anything of concern.
  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes up and alert as you walk.
  • Travel in groups, especially at night. Use the buddy system. Communicate your whereabouts and stay together when traveling.
  • Travel in well-lit and well-populated areas.
  • Use the security escort service provided by Campus Security while on campus.
  • Trust your instincts – if you don’t feel safe, go to a safe place; walk confidently and purposefully away from risk and call campus security or the Nashville Metro Police Department (MNPD).
  • Report suspicious activity immediately.

Below are some important phone numbers to keep in mind.

  • Non-emergency Belmont Security: 615-460-6617
  • Belmont Security Emergency: 615-460-6911
  • Belmont University Campus Security Office: 615-460-6617 or email campussecurity@belmont.edu
  • Nashville Subway Non-Emergency Police: 615-862-8600
  • Nashville Metropolitan Police Emergency: 911

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