One killed, 9 injured in Tennessee church shooting

Frederick Owens
September 25, 2017

One woman was killed and eight people, including the gunman, were injured in what officials are calling a "mass casualty" incident at a church in Antioch, Tennessee, Sunday morning.

As the gunman opened fire inside the church, one member, who was not identified, confronted the shooter and was "pistol whipped", Aaron said.

The victims were transportedly to area hospitals. That information was later confirmed in a tweet by the Nashville Police Department.

This story is developing.

Nashville police say a suspect in a church shooting apparently shot himself. The victim left the church, went to his vehicle, got his gun, and went back inside the church.

"There's two people that come up to our door and say 'someone is shooting at us at the church, '" she said.

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A person was taken into police custody, officials told Fox. The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known.

Steven Whidby, another neighbor, said Burnette Chapel used to be a country church with a largely white membership but has recently become more diverse, just like the surrounding neighborhoods in Antioch. At this time, authorities aren't certain whether the shooting occurred during services.

The police department said on Twitter that six of the injured were shot and one was pistol-whipped.

The church is located outside of Nashville.

All of the victims have been taken to area hospitals, he said.

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