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Shooting victim 'not enrolled' at Tennesse University

A 19-year-old man who was killed during a shooting at the Tennessee State University campus in Nashville was "not enrolled at the school", according to the university's spokeswoman.

The shooting happened at 11pm local time on the Tennessee State University campus Credit: Tennesse State University

It has not yet been confirmed whether two women who are being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds, or the shooter, were students.

Police said the shooting happened just before 11pm local time and "appeared to have stemmed from a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard".

One dead and two injured in Tennessee University shooting

One person has reportedly been killed following a shooting at the Tennessee State University campus in Nashville.

Police in Nashville confirmed on Twitter that "one person had been fatally wounded and two others hospitalised" during the Thursday night shooting.

According to reports the shooting "appeared to have stemmed from a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard".

Three injured in Tennessee State University campus shooting

Three people have reportedly been injured in a shooting at Tennessee State University.

Shots were fired on the university campus on Thursday Credit: Tennessee State University

According to NBC News police confirmed shots were fired on the university campus just before 11pm local time on Thursday, and three people were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Judge: He's not the Messiah... he's a very normal boy

A Tennessee judge has ruled that a seven-month-old baby boy called Messiah must have his named changed to Martin, saying the only true messiah is Jesus Christ.

The parents of Messiah DeShawn Martin had gone to court because they could not agree on their son's last name, but judge Ann Ballew went a step further in the baby's denomination.

"The word 'messiah' is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ," Ballew told the WBIR TV station after the ruling.

A judge ruled that the title "messiah" has only been earned by Jesus Christ. Credit: Reuters/Parth Sanyal

The mother of the baby, who is now called Martin DeShawn McCullough, said she will appeal against the change.

Messiah was the US's fourth fastest-growing baby name in 2012, according to the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names.

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