Authorities said two people were “down” after a reported shooting at 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville on June 28.
Police were seen responding to the mall in large numbers after shots were fired at the 100 Oaks campus, home of Vanderbilt University’s Health Center. There is no word yet on if there were any casualties in the matter, but an internal alert from Vanderbilt said that there is no longer an ongoing threat.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. A Spokesperson Says an Inmate Grabbed a Weapon & Fired at an Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesman John Howser said that the shooting incident occurred when an inmate obtained a weapon and shot at a law enforcement officer that wasn’t directly affiliated with the Metro Nashville Police Department or Vanderbilt, the Tennessean reported.
2. The Suspect Was Subdued & Arrested by Police
According to Howser, the inmate was subdued until additional law enforcement arrived and has been arrested. There isn’t any word yet on the condition of the inmate or the officers or a motive in the incident.
3. Authorities Responded to the Scene in Large Numbers
A dispatcher for the Metro Police told The Tennessean that the shooting was reported at the facility at 719 Thompson Lane around 1:35 p.m. After receiving the call, police gathered at the back parking lot, and “dozens” of police, SWAT team members and ambulances arrive at the scene.
4. Entrances to the Mall Were Closed & Traffic Built up Around the Mall
As the incident continued to unfold, authorities shut down multiple entrances at the mall and roads in the area were closed as well as they responded. Traffic is reportedly backed up around the mall.
5. The Medical Center Offers Pediatric Services to Patients
Vanderbilt has a medical center at the 100 Oaks facility that offers a pharmacy, laboratory services and a food court. It also offers pediatric services to patients.