Police say 5 injured in shooting near Austin Peay State University in Tennessee

Police in Tennessee say five people were injured late Monday in a shooting near Austin Peay State University. 

Clarksville Police spokeswoman Natalie Hall told reporters that police responded to reports of gunfire just before 9 p.m. local time. She said the shooting took place about two blocks east of the university's campus, but did not appear connected to the school.

Hall said that four of the wounded had "serious" injuries. The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper reported that two people were taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The paper reported that the helicopters used university sports fields as a landing ground. Two others were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. No information about the fifth victim was available. 

No suspects have been located and police continued to investigate the shooting scene throughout the night. 

The Leaf-Chronicle reported that the university issued a campus safety alert about an hour after shootings.

"Although there does not appear to be a danger to the university community," the alert said, "please take precautions to ensure your safety."

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