Shooter kills one, injures 7 at Tennessee church

WKRN image of the scene outside the church on Sunday

WKRN image of the scene outside the church on Sunday

One person has died and seven have been injured in a shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch south of Nashville, Tennessee.

Minerva Rosa, who was inside the church when the shooting started, told reporters Sunday the gunman was silent as he opened fire. The alleged shooter also was injured, the fire department tweeted.

Police have not released the name of the shooter, who was among the wounded being treated at the hospital.

Most of those victims were older adults, investigators said. The extent of their injuries were unclear at this time.

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says a shooting at a church is "a awful tragedy for our city".

Emergency responders were first called to the Pin Hook Road church at 11:17 a.m., according to Metro Nashville Fire Department dispatch audio.

This story is developing.

The church service began at around 10:00 a.m. Sunday, according to the Tennessean. The suspect shot himself before being taken into custody.

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The area around the church is shut down, while police continue their investigation.

Police are responding to reports of shots fired at a church in Tennessee.

One woman was fatally shot in the parking lot, where she was found lying next to the suspect's blue SUV, which was still running when police arrived. My prayers are with the victims of the Burnette Chapel Church shooting.

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