Posted BY: Billy M | NwoReport

One person is dead and another critically injured after shots were fired following a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University. 

The incident occurred outside the Murphy Center athletic facility Wednesday night where Riverdale High School was holding the event.

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At least two people were struck as graduates and their families were leaving the ceremony, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to

‘Wed shooting at MTSU is a tragedy. We mourn with the family who lost a loved one and the victim injured,’ Sgt. Dan Goodwin said. ‘We are asking for the public’s patience. We are at ground zero on this investigation.’

The shooter or shooters remain at large. Dozens of officers and K-9 units are canvassing the area for the suspect. Residents are asked to avoid the area and call authorities if they see anything suspicious.

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