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Gunman in custody after 2 injured in shooting in Madison area

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Police escort Ronald Kirby from the Dollar General store. Kirby is accused of shooting the owner of Resolution Inc. on Thursday morning. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department) Police escort Ronald Kirby from the Dollar General store. Kirby is accused of shooting the owner of Resolution Inc. on Thursday morning. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Ronald Kirby, 62, was taken into custody after allegedly shooting someone inside a Madison building. (WSMV) Ronald Kirby, 62, was taken into custody after allegedly shooting someone inside a Madison building. (WSMV)
Police are investigating a shooting on Darbytown Drive. (WSMV) Police are investigating a shooting on Darbytown Drive. (WSMV)
Metro Police are investigating a shooting on Darbytown Drive in the Madison area. (WSMV) Metro Police are investigating a shooting on Darbytown Drive in the Madison area. (WSMV)
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    Police escort Ronald Kirby from the Dollar General store. Kirby is accused of shooting the owner of Resolution Inc. on Thursday morning. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)Police escort Ronald Kirby from the Dollar General store. Kirby is accused of shooting the owner of Resolution Inc. on Thursday morning. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)

    According to Metro police, 62-year-old Ronald Kirby opened fire inside the business where he used to work, Resolution Inc., shooting the owner in the face. A ricochet hit a coworker.

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    According to Metro police, 62-year-old Ronald Kirby opened fire inside the business where he used to work, Resolution Inc., shooting the owner in the face. A ricochet hit a coworker.

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A gunman is in custody after police said two people were shot in the Madison area on Thursday morning.

Metro Police said Ronald Kirby, 62, of Antioch, was found in the storage area of Dollar General after the shooting inside Resolution Inc. at 1101 Darbytown Drive.

Police said Kirby entered Resolution Inc. to see Ronald Francis, 59, of Gallatin, TN, his former boss and the owner of the business.

Kirby went to Francis at the back of the building and exchanged words with him. He then allegedly shot Francis in the face.

Police said Francis was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury.

Police said another employee, 51-year-old John Entwistle, was inside the business. He had a gun and returned fire with Kirby. The bullet ricocheted and struck the man in the chin. He was taken to Skyline Medical Center with a minor injury.

Witnesses said Kirby fled the business and went into the Dollar General after the exchange of gunfire.

Police were in the process of clearing the Dollar General when Kirby verbally acknowledged he was in the storage area of the business.

Police said there was a delay in taking Kirby into custody because he was wearing electrical equipment, possibly because he accidentally shot himself in the leg at his Antioch home in October 2017. Police said that was the only call it had received in the past concerning Kirby.

Employees at Resolution Inc. said Kirby worked there several years ago but had been laid off. Kirby's employment status is not known.

Kirby has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and three counts of aggravated assault. Police said Kirby refused to answer detectives’ questions after being taken to the Madison Precinct.

Bellshire, Goodlettsville and Taylor Stratton elementary schools, Goodlettsville and Madison middle schools, and Hunters Lane High School were placed on lock-out status while police searched for Kirby. All schools returned to normal just before noon after Kirby was in custody.

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