3 Employees Shot at SmileDirectClub Manufacturing Facility

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Per Metro Police – Victim update from this morning’s active shooter call at Smile Direct Club’s manufacturing facility: security guard Johnny Hardin, 46, is in critical condition; security guard Carlton Watson, 66, is in stable condition; manager Thomas Abbott, 54, has been treated & released.

An active shooter investigation call went out just before 6:00 am August 3rd, 2021 at Smile Direct Club on Antioch Pk. in the Nashville area.

Three employees were shot by the gunman inside. They are all hospitalized and at least one is in critical condition. Metro Police Twitter says the gunman appears to have acted alone.

The gunman is a 22-year-old employee who started working at Smile Direct Club in June. He also worked there from late 2019 to early 2020. He was shot by MNPD at the intersection of Antioch Pk & Franklin Limestone Rd. and has died at Vanderbilt.

SmileDirectClub released a statement on Twitter “SmileDirectClub is saddened at the shooting that took place at its manufacturing facilities this morning. The incident was contained quickly by security personnel on site.”

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