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Off-campus shooting victims transported from APSU intramural field; one dead

UPDATE: Five were injured in a drive-by shooting in the 900 block of Carpenter Street; one victim has died.

One to two blocks from campus, a shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Monday, March 23.

Two Life Flight helicopters landed on the intramural fields as critically-injured individuals were transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, according to a news release by Natalie Hall, Clarksville Police Department public information officer.

According to Hall, the victims were at a cook-out in the 900 block of Carpenter Street when individuals in a white Kia Soul fired shots at the group, wounding five. The victims are 31-year-old Timothy Russel, 23-year-old Dajuan Dowlen, 28-year-old Tony Greene, Jr., 27-year-old Quinton Fentress and 27-year-old Vincent Pardue.

Pardue died as a result of his injuries, Hall said. Russell and Dowlen were sent to Gateway Regional Medical Center, and Greene, Jr., and Fentress were Life Flighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

The white Kia Soul is believed to bear Tennessee Tag R0393D, and the vehicle was occupied by three black males, according to Hall. 

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Clarksville Police Department urges anyone with information about this case or the location of the vehicle to contact Det. Michael Ulrey at 931-648-0656 ext. 5483 or the TIPS line at 931-645-TIPS (8477).

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Two Life Flight helicopters landed on APSU IM fields to transport two shooting victims to Vanderbilt. Taylor Slifko | Assistant Photo Editor

 

On campus, emergency response vehicles barricaded the road in front of the Memorial Health Red Barn around 9:15 p.m. The shooting was less than two blocks from the Child Learning Center.

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Although the shooting did not occur on campus, the IM field was the closest area for Life Flight to land, according to Hall. Taylor Slifko | Assistant Photo Editor

 

Prior to the helicopters landing, an intramural softball game was in progress when Clarksville Police evacuated the field.

“They were just bringing the injured here,” said APSU sophomore Michael Taverna. “It’s kind of crazy. It’s all here on campus.”

Taverna said he was watching the intramural game when the evacuation happened.

This story will be updated as details develop.

About Katelyn Clark

Katelyn Clark is a senior corporate communications major with a double minor in communication arts and professional writing. Katelyn currently works as the Editor-in-Chief of The All State. She enjoys drinking coffee or hot tea out of her giant "I Am The Boss" mug.

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