KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update)
DATE: June 8, 2019
CASE #: 19-012705
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 8, 2019 as of approximately 10:30 PM, Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center is believed to have been rendered safe and has resumed normal business routines. With the exception of one hallway where the aforementioned incident took place, the facility is back open.

Having said that, people are still being asked to stay away from the facility unless they have a specific need to be there, as an active criminal investigation is still underway.

No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

As previously released:

On June 8, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center, located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport. The preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

1) A criminal incident has transpired which has resulted in at least one gunshot being fired and at least one victim being struck by gunfire.

2) That victim has been transported to an area healthcare facility for medical treatment.

3) The suspect is still at large, but is believed to have already left the scene.

4) There is currently still a strong police presence at the facility.

Anyone not at the facility is asked to please stay away to allow the police to investigate the incident without interference. Anyone at the facility is instructed to please specifically follow all instructions from the police and hotel staff to the letter.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of their investigation into the incident. No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

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