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Two wounded at Tennessee National Guard in Millington

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This afternoon a National Guard employee allegedly shot two colleagues at the Paul R. Summers Armory in Millington on the grounds of the Tennessee National Guard. The shooter was taken down by witnesses and into custody at the Millington Police Department.

The shooting took place across the street from the Naval Support Activity Mid-South. Police arrived on the scene around 12:45 p.m.

From the medical side, both of those patients were transported to the MED, the Regional Medical Center with single gunshot wounds each,” Millington Fire Chief Gary Graves said.

We treat them all as life threatening right now until we can get them to The MED and get them stabilized, in particular with gunshot wounds,” Graves added. “So yes, we are treated those as critical right now until The MED can get them and assess them and evaluate them further from that point.”

According to Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback, one victim was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the leg.

The Armory is a non-secured part of the base near the Pat Thompson Center and North 82 Gymnasium.

“At about 12:33 we responded to a 911 call with the Army National Guard unit over here, in regards to a shots fired,” Stanback said. “When officers arrived on the scene, we had two individuals that had been injured, we have one suspect who is in custody at this time.”

Fellow National Guard employees immediately detained the suspect after shots were fired. At the jail the shooting suspect reportedly had some type of medical issues, but he declined transportation to a hospital.

The shooter is in custody at Millington jail and they were checking him for medical issues,” Graves said. “He was having some medical issues. There were no injuries or anything. I’m not sure what the medical issues were.”

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