2 employees shot at Smile Direct Club in Antioch, Tennessee, gunman shot by police – CNN
2 employees shot at
Smile Direct Club in Antioch,
Tennessee, gunman shot by police
The shooting was reported shortly before 6 a.m. at the facility in Antioch, a neighborhood of southeastern Nashville, the Metro Nashville Police Department said.
Responding officers found two employees had been shot, and both were taken to a hospital, police said.
The suspected gunman was shot by police, and the suspect also was taken to a hospital, police said.
No names or conditions were immediately released. Police also have not commented about a motive.
SmileDirectClub, a Nashville-based company that makes clear plastic teeth aligners, said: “the incident was contained quickly by security personnel on-site.”
“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,” the company said Tuesday in a Twitter statement.
SmileDirectClub is known primarily for working with dentists and orthodontists to sell clear aligners online as an alternative to traditional braces.
The Antioch neighborhood is about a 12-mile drive southeast of downtown Nashville.