Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting near Tenn. university

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police say one person has died and four others were injured in a shooting near a college campus in northern Tennessee.

Clarksville Police spokeswoman Natalie Hall says officers responded just before 9 p.m. Monday to a report of shots fired. She says although the shooting happened about two blocks from Austin Peay State University, police have no reason to believe it had anything to do with the school.

Hall says 27-year-old Vincent Pardue died, and the others were taken to area hospitals with “serious injuries.”

Police said the five were having a cookout at a home when they came under gunfire. Police are searching for a white Kia Soul seen leaving the area.

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports APSU issued an alert urging students to “take precautions” to ensure their safety.