Reports of Shooting at Tennessee Church

Eight shot, 1 dead
September 24, 2017 Updated: September 25, 2017

Multiple people were shot at a church in Tennessee on Sunday morning, Fox News reported. Eight people were shot in total, including the alleged gunman.

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.

At around 11:15 a.m., police started getting calls about gunshots being fired, according to a dispatcher, The Tennessean reported.

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The victims were transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, local reports say.

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The Nashville Fire Department tweeted about the incident.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.