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1 Dead, 6 Injured in Shooting at Tenn. Church

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1 Dead, 6 Injured in Shooting at Tenn. Church

Post by Admin on Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:29 pm

(Newser) - Officials say a woman is dead following a shooting Sunday morning at a church in Tennessee that also left six churchgoers wounded, ABC News reports. Police say a 26-year-old suspect has been apprehended. According to the Tennessean, the shooting started around 11:15am at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch. Police say the masked suspect fatally shot a woman walking to her car as services were ending then entered the church and started "indiscriminately shooting at people." There were up to 50 people in the church at the time of the shooting, the AP reports.

Police say the suspect pistol-whipped a church usher who confronted him then accidentally shot himself in the chest during an ensuing struggle. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening. The shooter and the six churchgoers who were shot were taken to the hospital. All of the wounded except for one are over the age of 60, NBC News reports. It's unclear if the exception is the suspect. Two of the wounded are in critical condition. Police say the suspect has no relationship with the church or its members, and a motive for the shooting has not been given.

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