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1 dead, 7 injured in Nashville church shooting

1 dead, 7 injured in Nashville church shooting

The Associated Press
September 24, 2017 11:54 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee say one person is dead and seven others injured following a shooting at a church in the Nashville area. Nashville police say the gunman has been captured. 

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Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that the wounded were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known.

A dispatcher quoted by the newspaper said that the scene was still "active" at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ as of 11:40 a.m. Sunday. Multiple ambulances were seen at the church.

On Twitter, Nashville fire officials described it as a "mass casualty situation." They said eight people, nearly all of them adults over age 60, were being treated for gunshot wounds and the area around the church remained shut down.

A Nashville police spokesman didn't immediately answer a telephone call or respond to an email on the shooting.

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