NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Belmont University student was shot near campus early Saturday morning.

Belmont security tells News 2 at around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, a student said he was in a car with some friends traveling down 21st Avenue near Blair Boulevard, about half a mile from campus. That’s when someone in a car going the opposite direction reportedly fired shots toward them.

The student told security he was grazed by two bullets. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

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Security says the vehicle involved in the shooting is a grey sedan with black racing stripes on the hood.

The school family is asked to remember to follow these safety tips:

  • Stay alert for suspicious activity and notify Security if you see something of concern. 
  • Remain aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes up and alert when walking. 
  • Travel in groups, especially at night. Use the buddy system. Communicate your whereabouts and stay together when traveling. 
  • Travel in well-lit and well-populated areas. 
  • Use the security escort service provided by Campus Security when on campus. 
  • Trust your instincts – if you feel unsafe, get to a safe location; walk confidently and with purpose away from the risk and call Campus Security or the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). 
  • Report suspicious activity immediately. 

Below are some important phone numbers to keep in mind.

  • Belmont Security non-emergency: 615-460-6617 
  • Belmont Security emergency: 615-460-6911 
  • Belmont University Office of Campus Security: 615-460-6617 or email campussecurity@belmont.edu
  • Metro Nashville Police non-emergency: 615-862-8600 
  • Metro Nashville Police emergency: 911 

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This is a developing story. WKRN News 2 will continue to update this article as new information becomes available.