A concealed carrier is being called a hero after he sprung into action, shooting and subduing a suspect who had stormed into a dentist’s office in Kingsport, Tennessee and shot a woman, believed to be his estranged wife.
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Who knows what else would have happened had the citizen not engaged the shooter.
Sheriff Jeff Cassidy told News Channel 11 a woman is dead after a shooting at a dentist office in Colonial Heights and the suspect is in the hospital.
According to Sheriff Cassidy, the husband went into the dentist office and shot his wife. The sheriff says a bystander, with a carry permit, shot the suspect and held him until authorities arrived.
The sheriff says the suspect, whose name has not been released at this time, went into the office with the intentions of killing his wife.
The suspect is currently being treated for gunshot wounds at a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
The names of the suspect and his wife have not been released at this time.
The shooting happened at Guy Dentistry located on Clinic Drive, near Colonial Heights Road.
Authorities told News Channel 11 the wife was an employee at the dentist office.
Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and troopers from Tennessee Highway Patrol are assisting the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Kingsport Police Department.
A recent study reveals that armed citizens who are present during a potential mass shooting have a 94% success rate in stopping a would-be massacre.