3 employees shot at Smile Direct Club in Nashville

Three employees were shot and injured at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Tennessee.

8/3/2021 4:36:00 PM

DEVELOPING: Three employees shot and injured at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Nashville, Tennessee, early Tuesday, officials say. The suspect was shot by police and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Three employees were shot and injured at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Tennessee.

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.George Walker IV/Tennessean.com via USA TodayThree employees were shot and injured at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, early Tuesday, officials said.

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One employee was struck in the chest, one in the abdomen and one in the leg, Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said at a news conference.One of the victims is in critical condition, he said.George Walker IV/Tennessean.com via USA TodayMetro Police investigate where three employees were shot and injured at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2021.

The suspected gunman left the building as officers responded to the call, but officers spotted him at an intersection and demanded he drop the weapon, Aaron said. The suspect, armed with a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine, instead directed the gun toward officers, according to Aaron. headtopics.com

The suspect was shot by police and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.Smile Direct Club said in a statement,"The safety of our team members is a top priority for our Company and we maintain strict security protocols and a no weapons policy at all of our facilities. We are working with the local police as they investigate this matter."

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Phil_Lewis_ Evil guns. Evil white man. This is a sick Country! Say whatever you want, this is not NORMAL! 🤬🤬 Nigga mad cause they ain’t get his teeth white We have a gun epidemic. MORE: The suspected gunman, a 22-year-old employee, left the building as officers responded to the call, but officers spotted him at an intersection and demanded he drop the weapon, police say.

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