TSU football player shot outside Walmart in road rage incident
TSU freshman Cameron Carter was shot outside the Walmart on Charlotte Pike Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A Tennessee State University football player was shot outside the Walmart in west Nashville Thursday afternoon following what police suspect was a case of road rage.
Officers responded to the store on Charlotte Pike off Interstate 40 around 1 p.m.
Metro police said the student, Cameron Carter, a freshman at the school and the team's kicker, had words with another driver and the driver shot at him.
Bullet holes could be seen in the driver's side door of Carter's car in the parking lot.
Carter suffered multiple gunshot wounds including injuries to his face and shoulders. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Cater told police he was headed to a local restaurant when a man open fired on him after blocking the intersection he was approaching. Carter said when he drove up on the sidewalk to pass that's when he was shot.
Metro police said the suspect, a black male dressed in all black, was driving a black Nissan Altima with black rims.
Our TSU Family is relieved that events unfolded as such and that Cameron Carter, a freshmen kicker, is resting comfortably surrounded by his family and teammates. We ask alumni and fans to keep him in your prayers as he makes a full recovery.
Friday morning a TSU spokesperson released the following statement:
"The University is always concerned about the well being of students on and off campus. Cameron was doing what most students do when they leave campus. They go shopping and get something to eat. This incident is not an indictment on Nashville, but a cosmic reality of today's society. We encourage anyone that may have seen anything to please contact Metro Police. Again, we are thankful Carter is ok and look forward to his full participation with the team once he is released from medical care."
Anyone with information on the incident should call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.