At least 1 killed, 7 injured in mass shooting at Antioch church

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A gunman wearing a ski mask opened fire at a church near Nashville on Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding six others.

"Medical personnel are treating 8 wounded churchgoers shot at Burnett's Chapel Church of Christ", Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet Sunday.

Police said they know the identity of the suspect and that he has no relationship to the congregation. She was found dead at the scene.

Fox17 in Nashville reported that the gunman was also shot.

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The victims were transportedly to area hospitals.

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The Nashville Metropolitan Police report that another victim was pistol-whipped and was taken to the hospital for treatment as well.

Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Rosa said the usher tackled the gunman.

Burnette Chapel's minister, Joey Spann, was among the victims, police say.

At least one person has been killed and seven others have been injured at a church shooting in Antioch. We will update as we confirm more details.

The suspect was described as a man in his mid-20s who is believed to be from Rutherford County. Aaron says a woman who was walking to her vehicle was fatally shot. All victims have been taken to the hospital.

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