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Multiple people injured in Tennessee church shooting

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says a shooting at a church is "a terrible tragedy for our city."

Barry issued a statement Sunday afternoon after a suspect opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, killing a woman and wounding seven other victims at the church.

Authorities say he also shot himself.

Barry says her "heart aches for the family and friends of the deceased as well as for the wounded victims and their loved ones.

Their lives have been forever changed, as has the life of their faith community at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ."

Barry has dealt with her personal tragedy after her 22-year-old son died of an apparent drug overdose near Denver on July 29.

She says her administration "will continue to work with community members to stop crime before it starts, encourage peaceful conflict resolution, and promote non-violence."


Authorities in Tennessee say at least six people were injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area.

Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that at least six to eight people were hurt and 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.

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

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