One person has been killed and seven others were wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a church in Antioch, Tennessee. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where there was no immediate word on his condition. "The majority are older adults".
- Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) September 24, 2017Such tragic news in Antioch today at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. They said eight people, almost all of them adults over age 60, were being treated for gunshot wounds and the area around the church remained shut down.
Although injured, the usher went to the parking lot, took a gun out of his vehicle and re-entered the sanctuary. None of their identities were immediately known.
Aaron said he was "not aware" of any relationship between the alleged gunman and any of the worshippers inside the church.
The gunman arrived at the church's parking lot as a prayer service was letting out, said Don Aaron, spokesman for the police department.
Medical personnel are treating 8 wounded church goers shot at Burnett's Chapel Church of Christ. According to the station, victims were sent to both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tristar Skyline Medical Center.
The church is located outside of Nashville. "As of 11:40 a.m. a dispatcher said the scene was still active".
All of the victims have been taken to area hospitals, he said.