Police: Man randomly shoots 4 people at Gallatin park before turning gun on himself

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 14:04:02-04

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Gallatin police said an investigation remains ongoing after a man randomly shot four people at Lock 4 Park before turning the gun on himself, Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the park around 3:30 p.m. after getting two separate calls -- one for EMS and the other for a shots fired call. Police arrived and said they found Quantez Parks dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to investigators, two people were shot while trying to help Parks, who indicated he needed medical attention. Police said he then left the area and began shooting at the other two victims, who were on bicycles.

One victim was airlifted to an area hospital and is in stable condition. A second victim was treated and released at the scene.

Police said the shooting was random and there was no connection between the suspect, victims, or the City of Gallatin. Investigators said they interviewed family members who reported that Parks has been suffering with personal issues recently.

Anyone with information on the case should call Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.