8 people shot
http://www.tennessean.com/story/new...e-church-shooting-what-we-know-now/698043001/A church usher confronted the shooter and was pistol-whipped, followed by a "significant struggle" in which the shooter shot himself in the left side of his chest.
After the struggle, the usher ran to his car and got his gun. He then went back inside and made sure the gunman didn't do anything else before police arrived.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/church-shooting-tennessee.html?mcubz=1He said the gunman was a 26-year-old black man who was not known to have any connection to the church. Officials did not release his name.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/church-shooting-tennessee.html?mcubz=1A man who lives near the church said people had come to his home looking for help, so he headed over. He told the television station WKRN that by the time he arrived, the gunman had shot a woman in the back in the parking lot and "then he turned around, and rolled her over and shot her in the face."
"Then he went through the church, and he knocked one older man off a walker on the floor," he added.
http://heavy.com/news/2017/09/emanu...apel-antioch-tennessee-church-shooter-gunman/According to police, the gunman shot himself after he was confronted by a church member who went to his car and retrieved a gun. The churchgoer has a permit to carry the handgun, authorities said.
Same link."The gunman was wounded by a self-inflicted shot," a police spokesman said. "He too has been taken to the hospital. One of the church members, upon seeing the gunman doing this action inside the church, ran up and confronted him. He was pistol-whipped by the gunman," Aaron told reporters.
Police said the gunman then accidentally shot himself in the leg. The member of the church who confronted him was an usher, according to police. He has a permit to legally carry a handgun, and ran to his car to retrieve his gun after being struck by the shooter. He then went back into the church and held the shooter at gunpoint, police said. Aaron called him an "exceptionally brave individual." He was bleeding from the head, but was able to talk to police and walk into an ambulance on his own.
Police said the suspect is under guard at Vanderbilt Medical Center and his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.
Same linkPolice said the gunman has been identified as Emanuel Samson, 25, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is in Rutherford County, about 25 miles south of Antioch.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately known.
"I am not aware at this moment of any relationship between this man and the congregation," Aaron said. But he said "it is very early in the investigation."
I heard they were mostly old people and unarmed, so the nut job could just take his time.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/church-shooting-tennessee.html?mcubz=1
There is a much longer story here somewhere, if people had time to run to a neighbor for help, and he arrived (unarmed, apparently) in time to witness the first shooting. A whole lot of time transpired.
Wait, was it a clown mask or an AntiFA mask? Or is that redundant?https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/church-shooting-tennessee.html?mcubz=1The gunman was wearing a neoprene mask similar to what a skier would wear, Mr. Aaron said.
Fb may have scrubbed it already. Keep watching alt-news sites and we'll see if someone captured it first. The way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised to find out the police notify FB before releasing names though.https://www.facebook.com/E.to.da.Man
I have NOT verified this is the shooter yet, but it certainly appears to be. Immigrant from Sudan, which is 97% Muslim. The only things mentioning muslims on his web site seem to be muslims protesting ISIS or the woman who is hunting Boko Haram, nothing in praise of extremism.
â€œOne of the church members, upon seeing the gunman do this action, ran up to confront him, and was pistol whipped by the gunman,â€ Aaron said during a press conference taped by the Tennessean.
That church member then went to his car, where he had a gun covered by his concealed carry license, and went inside the church to confront the gunman again.