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US: Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

A Gunman Opened Fire Outside A Church In Nashville, Tennessee, Killing A Woman And Wounding Seven Other People On Sunday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 25 Sep 2017, 07:42:03 AM
US: Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded (Representative Image)

New Delhi:

A gunman opened fire outside a church in Nashville, Tennessee, killing a woman and wounding seven other people on Sunday.

Police said the gunman was wounded during the incident at the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel.
“1 woman dead in the parking lot...6 other innocents shot,” the Metro Nashville Police Department said on its Twitter account.

It said one other victim was pistol-whipped and was hospitalized. 

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An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself in the struggle before he was arrested, police said.

No motive was immediately determined.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department told media that the gunman pulled into the parking lot at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ as services were ending. He fatally shot a woman who was walking to her vehicle, then entered the rear of the church with two pistols and kept firing, hitting six people, Aaron told AP.

Authorities identified the attacker as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, of Murfreesboro, who came to the United States from Sudan in 1996 and was a legal US resident.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 25 Sep 2017, 07:41:38 AM