One Killed, Several Wounded in Tennessee Church Shooting

Church member Minerva Rosa said the congregants had been talking about the success of their yard sale on Saturday when the gunshots erupted.

Update 7.02pm: Police have confirmed the death of one woman in a mass casualty shooting in a church in Tennessee, America.

Samson has been medically cleared to be released.

Forty-two people were at the church at the time of the shooting, Aaron said.

Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, of La Vergne, Tennessee, was charged with felony homicide and was being held without bond.

Update 3:05 p.m.: The shooter has been identified as a 26-year-old African American male from Rutherford County, according to authorities on the scene. The gunman is at a hospital being treated for injuries.

Leshea White, center, and Kimberly Stallworth hug their uncle, Roger Bracey, who was at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ when shots were fired on Sunday in Antioch, Tenn.

He then made his way inside he church through a back door and opened fire as the service was ending.

The Sudanese immigrant shot himself as he was tackled by a church usher. During the struggle, the gunman shot himself, at which point Engle ran to his vehicle to retrieve his own handgun and held the assailant at gunpoint until police arrived. The usher was then "pistol-whipped" by the gunman. The service had just ended and at least six of the estimated 50 people who remained inside were injured before an usher subdued the gunman.

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The post thanked the community for its support and asked for continued prayers.

More details are awaited.

A photo of Robert Caleb Engle, an usher at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, is inset in an image capture of an animation of a deadly shooting at the church on September 24, 2017.

- Megan Barry (@MayorMeganBarry) September 24, 2017Gunman wounded and at hospital.

The alleged shooting occurred at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the neighborhood in Antioch. Praying for the victims, grateful for the first responders. We will update as the situation develops.

Police say he wore a ski mask as he walked into Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ and opened fire. The man finally shot himself when an officer rushed to stop his action. Six others were hospitalized, including the church's minister, and are being treated for gunshot wounds.

"He actually had attended this church a year or two years ago", police spokesman Don Aaron told The Tennessean.

He was confronted by a man who was violently pistol whipped, according to police.

Two of the eight injured are listed in critical condition.


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