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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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  • Nashville church shooting 'a terrible tragedy'

    by David Roach, posted Sunday, September 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- One person is dead and eight injured following what police have called a "mass casualty" church shooting in Nashville Sunday morning (Sept. 24).

    Government officials and Southern Baptist leaders reacted with expressions of sadness and sympathy.

    The gunman, identified by media reports as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, allegedly shot and killed a woman in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the southeast Nashville neighborhood of Antioch shortly after the morning service had ended. With his car still running, he then entered the church's rear doors and began "indiscriminately" shooting, according to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. Read More