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Authorities: Memphis Campus is Safe

MEMPHIS, TN - Authorities do not believe students at the University of Memphis are in danger despite the shooting death of a Tiger football player on campus.

Taylor Bradford of Nashville apparently was shot near a university housing complex about 9:45 p.m. Sunday and then crashed a car he was driving into a tree a short distance away.

Officers said witnesses saw two unidentified men running from the area where investigators believe the shooting occured and other witnesses reported hearing gunfire.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined and police have no suspects identified.

The football team hosts Marshall tonight, and a moment of silence is planned before the game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.  Head coach Tommy West said Bradford was well respected and a popular member of the team.

Investigators said they had no evidence that Bradford was involved in illegal activity or brought the attack on himself.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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