NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A masked gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday and opened hearth, killing no less than one individual and injuring others earlier than apparently capturing himself within the head, an official stated.
At the very least six individuals have been being handled for accidents after the capturing on the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ within the neighborhood in Antioch, based on Don Aaron, spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Division.
Aaron stated at a information convention that the gunman arrived on the parking zone as providers have been being let loose on the church. Aaron stated the suspect fatally shot a lady who was strolling to her car. The gunman then entered the rear of the church, and 6 individuals have been shot. Aaron says a churchgoer who confronted the gunman was pistol-whipped by the suspect, who then shot himself.
Aaron stated the suspect, in his 20s and from Rutherford County, was taken to a hospital. Aaron did not instantly launch the suspect’s identify or situation.
Aaron stated he was “not conscious” of any relationship between the alleged gunman and any of the worshippers contained in the church. Congregants who witnessed the shootings have been being interviewed by investigators.
The small, yellow brick church describes itself on its web site as a “pleasant, Bible based mostly group of parents who love the Lord and are focused on spreading His Phrase to those that are misplaced.”
Photographs on the church’s Fb web page present a various congregation with individuals of varied ages and ethnicities.
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