Developing Story: Shooting at Knoxville, TN Hospital

A woman is dead and two other women injured  during a shoot rampage in a hospital in Eastern Tennessee on Monday. The shooting took place an around 4:35P.M. at Parkwest Medical Center, on the Knoxville’s Northwest side.

The  shooter and the target killed at the scene. The two injured women taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center.  Knoxville Chief of Police Sterling Owen IV said, The three women worked at Parkwest.

The gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The gunman entered the hospital discharge center door number 5 and began shooting. A witness Charles Billingsley said he heard five gunshots followed people fleeing for their lives.

SWAT teams from Knoxville Police and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department scour the hospital from top to bottom to if there other victims or if there was another shooter involved. This was not the case.  Earlier this evening Parkwest was on lock down.

WBIR-TV/HD

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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