NBC reported that one person died.
“This is a mass casualty situation. All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults,” the Nashville Fire Department tweeted.
Nashville Police said the shooting occurred at the Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch just after 12 p.m.
The church is located outside of Nashville.
Fox17 in Nashville reported that the gunman was also shot. Other churchgoers were taken to a safe location, the fire department confirmed.
A person was taken into police custody, officials told Fox.
All of the victims—except for one—are over the age of 60, NBC reported.
Reported shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Rd. in Antioch. pic.twitter.com/Gyak0jEDRZ
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) September 24, 2017
At around 11:15 a.m., police started getting calls about gunshots being fired, according to a dispatcher, The Tennessean reported.
The victims were transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, local reports say.
— Alexandra Koehn (@NC5_AKoehn) September 24, 2017
The Nashville Fire Department tweeted about the incident.
Medical personnel are treating 8 wounded church goers shot at Burnett’s Chapel Church of Christ. Shooter among wounded.
— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) September 24, 2017
This is a developing story; check back for updates.