Officials confirm one person killed, six injured in church shooting in Tennessee

Nashville-shooting

Nashville police say a gunman has been captured after opening fire at church, killing 1 and wounding 7. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where there was no immediate word on his condition. "The majority are older adults". Another person was pistol whipped by the shooter and taken to a local hospital.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.

The church's statement continues, "Burnette Chapel has been serving the Antioch, LaVergne and Nashville TN areas for quite some time".

Stay with ABC13 Eyewitness News for more on this developing story. Other churchgoers were taken to a safe location, the fire department confirmed.




WKRN's Josh Breslow tweeted this video featuring a woman who lives next door to the church. The victim left the church, went to his vehicle, got his gun, and went back inside the church.

The Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, which has a weekly service at 10 a.m., is located about 10 miles southeast of downtown Nashville.

At around 11:15 a.m., police started getting calls about gunshots being fired, according to a dispatcher, The Tennessean reported.

According to police officials, one woman was found dead in the parking lot. Authorities say he also shot himself. They said of the other five percent, some would have died on the way to the hospital.

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