Shooter kills one, injures 7 at Tennessee church

Six to eight people injured in church shooting in Tennessee

"This is a mass casualty situation".

All were taken to area hospitals. According to the station, victims were sent to both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tristar Skyline Medical Center.

WKRN's Josh Breslow tweeted this video featuring a woman who lives next door to the church. There was no immediate indication of a link between the suspect and the church, although the investigation is still underway. Congregants who witnessed the shootings were being interviewed by investigators.

Please join me in praying for the victims of today's church shooting in Antioch, victims' families and their community.

The church, which was conducting its weekly 10am service, is located in Pin Hook Road.

At around 11:15 a.m., police started getting calls about gunshots being fired, according to a dispatcher, The Tennessean reported. The suspect shot himself before being taken into custody.

A Nashville Metro Police Car, sits outside the Central Police Precinct, in Nashville, Tenn.

The police department said on Twitter that six of the injured were shot and one was pistol-whipped.

The small, yellow brick church describes itself on its website as a "friendly, Bible based group of folks who love the Lord and are interested in spreading His Word to those who are lost".

"This is an exceptionally courageous individual", Aaron said during a briefing outside the church in Antioch, about 16km southeast of downtown Nashville. As we await more details, please join me in praying for the victims.

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