A masked gunman killed a woman in the parking lot of a Tennessee church morning and wounded six worshippers inside the building before shooting himself in a scuffle with an usher who rushed to stop the attack.
The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, walked into Nashville’s Burnette Chapel Church of Christ wearing a ski mask and opened fire. As the church usher grappled with the suspect, he was struck in the head with the gunman’s weapon before the suspect fired and wounded himself in the chest.
Church members told investigators Samson attended the church in the past, but not recently..
The church’s pastor, was shot in the chest and was being treated at a hospital, Spann’s wife was also injured. The suspect was treated at a hospital and transferred to a jail.