Two shootings, minutes apart near Vanderbilt Campus

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Vanderbilt staff and students were put on alert early Saturday morning.

Around 1:40 a.m. a Tweet went out stating that there had been a shooting at the Village at Vanderbilt complex and to ‘seek shelter immediately.’ 

Metro police said that a group of people were behind the Dunkin’ Donuts near 21st Avenue when a group of young men walked up to them and started shooting.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the neck. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with what police called “critical” injuries. 

The gunman was seen heading toward 21st Avenue South.

An update from officials on campus said that police searched the area and that the suspect did not appear to be on campus.

About ten minutes after that shooting, less than a mile away, gunshots were fired in an alley behind Music Row, said police.  

This happened around 1:50 a.m.along Division Street, near Lyle Avenue.

An employee of Losers Bar told police that someone fired about 8 rounds, then drove off.

The employee said no one was hurt.

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