Knoxville Hospital Shooting: 2 Dead at Parkwest Medical Center
Tennessee Knoxville Hospital Shooting at Parkwest Medical Center
Knoxville Police Department confirmed that 2 people were dead at Parkwest Medical Center in West Knoxville on Monday. The suspect is believed to be dead after committing suicide. The names of the victims have been release but the identity of the gunman is withheld. One woman died at the scene and one of the two survivors was in critical condition.
The Knoxville hospital shooting was first reported with 911 calls at 4:34 p.m. The shooting happened outside of the patient discharge center of Parkwest Medical Center, located at 9352 Park West Blvd. Knoxville.
WATE.com reports that the facility is in a lock-down, and a SWAT team is searching the compound floor to floor.
It was reported that a man walked into an outpatient area and opened fire, and turned the gun on himself.
Officials late Monday night identified the dead woman as Rachel Wattenbarger, 40. The surviving victims were identified as Ariane Guerin, 26, and Nancy Chancellor, 32. The name of the suspect was withheld pending notification of next of kin, officials said.