8 people injured in Tennessee church shooting

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A gunman opened fire at a church in Antioch on September 24, 2017, killing one person and injuring eight others, including himself.

Police have released the identity of a suspect in a Tennessee church shooting. She died at the scene. When he did, and the gunman saw him, he shot himself in the head.

In "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense", Charl van Wyk makes a biblical, Christian case for individuals arming themselves with guns. Authorities now reveal that a total of eight people - including the alleged gunman - were struck by gunfire. He then went inside the rear of the church and opened fire, setting off multiple rounds, wounding six people. Police described him as a "extraordinarily fearless".

All seven of the wounded including the suspect were taken to area hopsitals, five of them to Vanderbilt Medical Center and one to Skyline Medical Center.

Churchgoers who were not injured were being interviewed by police. "One other victim pistol whipped and at hospital". The usher was then "pistol-whipped" by the gunman.

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Burnette Chapel's minister, Joey Spann, was among the victims, police say.

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The shooter has been described as a Rutherford County man in his mid 20s. "(Her husband) called 911 and told the police, the station, there was a shooting at the church.

All of the victims have been taken to area hospitals, he added.

MSNBC reported that one person was killed in the church's parking lot.