1 dead, 1 critically injured after shooting at high school graduation in Tennessee, police say

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1 dead, 1 critically injured after shooting at high school graduation in Tennessee, police say
Two officers behind crime scene tape. Not taken at the Murfreesboro shooting.Getty Images
  • A shooting took place at the Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday night.
  • The victims of the shooting, which took place at a graduation ceremony, have not been identified.
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One person is dead and another is critically injured after a shooting at a high school graduation ceremony in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Wednesday night, police said.

The shooting took place around 8:51 p.m. on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, which was hosting the graduation ceremony, the Murfreesboro Police Department said in Wednesday night statement.

Authorities are still looking for the suspect, the police said.

Officials have not identified the victims. The person in critical condition as in stable condition, the police said.

People were leaving the ceremony when the shooting took place, the department said, adding that it was "a tragedy for our community."

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Local reports said the graduation was held by Riverdale High School. WSMV's Danielle Jackson tweeted that the school plans to shut on Thursday as a precaution.

Footage tweeted by the local journalist Matt Masters showed more than a dozen police cars at the scene.

Another video tweeted by NewsChannel5's Jason Lamb also showed families leaving the scene, with police vehicles in the vicinity. Lamb reported that helicopters were over the location.

Riverdale High School's website says it has around 2,100 students and nearly 400 students in its senior class.

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