- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 16 Apr 2009.
Amanda Dawn Reagan obituary
- [S84] E-Mail, 24 Apr 2009.
- [S27] The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com/, (Blount County, Tennessee), 20 Apr 2010.
Two dead, two injured in shooting at Parkwest Hospital
By Chloe Morrison
Sweetwater resident Charles Billingsley was standing outside Parkwest Medical Center Monday when he heard shots ring out, and although his first instinct was to move toward the sound to see what was going on, he thought better of it.
“It was five in a row, then it shot again and shot again,” he said Monday. “I seen people running and hollering. I was going to walk down, but I said, ‘No, whoever is shooting might shoot at me.'”
A gunman opened fire Monday outside the patient discharge area of the hospital at about 4:34 p.m., killing one female before shooting himself, officials said Monday.
Emergency personnel took two other female victims to the trauma center at University of Tennessee Medical Center after the shooting.
“This is preliminary, but at this time we have nothing to attach the shooter with the victims,” Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen IV said Monday evening at a press conference outside the hospital.
The names of the two women injured were released by their familes. WBIR listed Nancy Chancellor and Ariane Reagan Guerin as the names of the two women wounded in the incident while the name of the last victim, Rachel Wattenbarger, was released later after her family had been notified.
A hospital spokesman declined to give their conditions, citing federal privacy laws, according to the Associated Press.
Officials are still looking for a motive and don't believe there is more than one suspect, he also said.
“We have people all around the city that are going to either talk to witnesses and/or to locate the former residence of the suspect...to conduct the appropriate searches,” Sterling said. “We are still looking into (a motive). Obviously the key individuals are unable to talk to us right now.”
The three female victims were all current or former employees of the hospital, but Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said it doesn't appear that the shooter ever worked at Parkwest.
After the shooting, police put the hospital on lockdown as SWAT team members searched each floor to make sure no one else involved with the attack had made it inside.
Knoxville police officers, Knox County Sheriff's deputies and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were at the hospital Monday, assisting the hospital security officers. Some law enforcement agents blocked off roadways so no one could get inside.
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Groom's Name Bride's First Name Bride's Maiden Name County Date of Marriage File #
REAGAN GREGORY D TAMMY J NOT GIVEN SEVIER 10-24-1988 52263