» By Jenelle Grewell & Brian Bigelow
UPDATE 13 Nov. 2012
21 Oct. 2012
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Oct. 21, around 1:30 a.m., at a residence on the 400 block of North Second Street, which “resulted in a 24 year old man and 19 year old woman being shot,” according to a press release from the Montgomery County Police Department. The alleged gunman is still at large.
According to an APSU safety bulletin, one suspect is described as “a black male with dreadlocks wearing a white T-shirt,” and a second is described as “a black male wearing a hoodie and blue jeans driving a four door silver Chevrolet Impala or Malibu with dark tinted windows.”
Jim Knoll, public information officer for the Clarksville Police department said this is not someone who decided to shoot up a house in which people were involved. “This was not random,” he said.
Officers were called to a house party at 424 North Second St. after receiving several 911 calls about shots being fired and found the victims in the front yard of the residence.
The man, who has yet to be identified publicly, was Lifeflighted to “a Nashville hospital in stable condition” after sustaining a gunshot to the “rib area,” according to the press release.
The woman, also unidentified in the press release, had been shot in the knee and was taken to Gateway Medical Center in stable condition, then transferred to a Nashville hospital.
Both victims have since been released from the hospital. According to the press release, there were “multiple verbal and physical confrontations which took place inside the house” at the party and “a gun had been displayed.”
The confrontation then moved to the exterior of the residence and unidentified individuals then fired several shots “toward the residence from across the street” which is when the victims were struck by bullets.
The suspects then fled the scene in different vehicles. Six people were detained and questioned by police. The police are following several leads at this time.
Knoll said not a lot of information can be put out at this time about the leads and the investigation. He said police are interviewing different people and looking at physical evidence.
Terrance Calloway, APSU director of public safety said it is unknown at this time if any APSU students were involved in this incident.
Calloway said campus safety bulletins are released when there is an incident that could cause immediate harm to any on campus. “Anything that involves a weapon or around the outskirts of campus, we would like to get it out,” he said.
If you have information regarding this shooting, please contact the lead investigator Detective Nick Newman at 931-648-0656, extension 5340 or the police tip line at 931-645-8477.