One killed and six injured in Nashville church shooting

Gunman and pastor among the wounded during gunfire in which a woman was killed

The scene where people were injured when gunfire erupted at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville Fire Department/Handout via Reuters

The scene where people were injured when gunfire erupted at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville Fire Department/Handout via Reuters

 

A woman was killed and at least six people were injured when a gunman opened fire at a church in Nashville on Sunday morning, officials said. The woman died in the car park and medical officials were treating at least six wounded church-goers after the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, according to the Nashville Police Department.

All but one of the wounded were over 60 years old and were being taken to nearby hospitals, Joseph Pleasant, a Nashville Fire Department spokesman, said.

The gunman was among the wounded, according to Mr Pleasant and the police. The church is in Antioch, about 16km (10 miles) southeast of downtown Nashville in Tennessee. The church’s pastor was shot in the chest and was being treated at a hospital, the WKRN television news channel reported, citing the pastor’s son.

– (Reuters)