CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One person is dead and two others injured after a shooting in the Fairfield Glade community on Friday, March 18. Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox said the suspect was taken into custody after a quick response by multiple law enforcement agencies.
In a press conference Friday, Cox said the injured victims were sent to an area hospital by helicopter where they are currently undergoing surgery. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
A spokeswoman for Fairfield Glade Police Department, a retirement community 10 miles northeast of Crossville, initially said the community club was put under a lockdown for a “soft active shooter situation” after several emergency calls were received around 11:30 a.m. central time.
Law enforcement responded to a home on King Arthur Court where they said they were relieved to find fewer victims than the calls had indicated. The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody at his residence.
Fairfield Glade Police Chief Michael D. Williams credited county and state law enforcement for their speedy response to the situation saying “it was the fastest he has seen in his 22 years of law enforcement.”
Sheriff Cox added that the response kept the situation from escalating further and “the community was never at risk.”
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The names of the victims and the suspect have not been released. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway’s office are investigating.
Editors Note: This story has been updated.