At least three people were injured, including one critically, after a gunman opened fire at a Tennessee SmileDirectClub, authorities said Tuesday.
The shooting occurred about 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Antioch Pike in Antioch, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The three victims, who were identified as employees, were taken to a hospital. One of them was listed in critical condition.
Officials identified the shooter as a 22-year-old employee who had at least two stints with SmileDirectClub, most recently in June. He also worked for the company from late 2019 to early 2020, according to police.
The suspected gunman died at the hospital after he was shot by police officers.
The name of the suspect was not immediately released by authorities. It was unclear what led to the shooting.
SmileDirectClub told NBC News Tuesday that the company was working with police to investigate the shooting.
“SmileDirectClub is saddened at the incident that took place at its manufacturing facilities this morning. The incident was contained quickly by security personnel on site,” the company said in a statement. “The safety of our team members is a top priority for our Company and we maintain strict security protocols.”
SmileDirectClub is a teeth-straightening start-up company based in Nashville.