Earlier today, police responded to an active shooter situation at the Carmike 8 theater in Antioch, TN. The incident was first reported at 1:13pm, and the suspect was reported dead at 2:00pm local time.
Police response time was reported as “swift,” but what happened in the 47 minutes in between?
Most likely this, like other theaters, was a “gun-free” zone. But at this point we have more questions than answers, so let’s not jump to any conclusions just yet…
What we do know is that the shooter was killed when he opened fire upon the responding SWAT team and was swiftly shot dead by an officer. The gunman was found inside a theater where “Mad Max: Fury Road” was playing.
Though there have been no initial reports of shooting victims, police have stated that the shooter also had a hatchet which was used to injure at least one theater patron, and pepper spray which was reportedly used on three victims. Two backpacks were also found on site and are being investigated.
Get that now. No one was shot – that we know of – by the suspect. One was injured by a hatchet, and others by pepper spray. A 51 year old white male just used a hatchet and pepper spray on movie goers and liberals… are blaming guns. Not the crazy old man, but guns. All guns. Even your guns, which have likely killed just as many people as the ‘hatcheters’ guns. HINT: zero. But nobody’s talking about banning hatchets…
Well,well,well not even a month later. Antioch another theatre shooting? I'm over you white gun owners.
— Thurman said (@Dumb_WWE_FANS) August 5, 2015
But as long as it is, we'll be stuck in the cycle of praying for victims of these nearly routine bi-weekly mass shootings.
— Nicole Nichelle (@Nicole_Reads) August 5, 2015
The need for gun control has GOT TO BE ADDRESSED. This is three theater shootings in two months now, probably more we don't know about.
— Madison Lawrence (@madisonlawrence) August 5, 2015
Yes, the left’s gone crazy on the gun control… when the real story here is that a good guy with a gun just stopped a bad guy with a hatchet… and saved lives. Also, uhm, Ms. Lawrence, you’re wrong.
Antioch is a suburb of Nashville, about 15 miles south of the city, with a population of nearly 80,000.