NASHVILLE, Tennessee- The Nashville Fire Department says there has been a mass shooting inside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Rd. in Antioch. The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m.
The Fire Department reports at least eight people have been shot, almost all of advanced age.
Police say one victim was pistol whipped.
The suspect has reportedly been wounded.
“This is a terrible tragedy for our city. My heart aches for the family and friends of the deceased as well as for the wounded victims and their loved ones. Their lives have been forever changed, as has the life of their faith community at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. My administration, especially the Metro Nashville Police Department, will continue to work with community members to stop crime before it starts, encourage peaceful conflict resolution, and promote non-violence,” Mayor Megan Barry said in a statement.
The Metro Nashville Police Department is on the scene conducting an investigation.
Gunman wounded and at hospital. 1 other victim pistol whipped and at hospital.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) September 24, 2017