UPDATE: Shooting leads to two wrecks near campus
Exchanged gunshots at the corner of 14th and Wedgewood avenues led to two wrecks near Belmont’s campus Thursday afternoon.
In a campus-wide email, the university said there is no threat to campus security from the incident.
People in two cars exchanged gunshots by the stop sign on 14th and Wedgewood avenues, said Metro Nashville Police Sergeant James Warren. When one vehicle tried to drive away from the scene, Warren said it hit another car and caused a wreck on 14th Avenue. Another wreck linked to the incident happened soon after on 15th Avenue.
Warren said one person from the wrecks was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Another person with wounds was also dropped off at a hospital around the same time, although police are unsure whether the second person is linked to the case. Neither person has life-threatening injuries.
Officials are still doing their preliminary investigation, and no motive behind the shooting have been determined.
A witness said the gunshots were fired between 2 and 2:15 p.m. Initial reports of the shooting emerged around 2:30 p.m.
The university said Wedgewood Avenune will likely be congested while police investigate, advised students, faculty and staff to find an alternative route to leave campus.