One dead and six injured in shooting at Nashville church
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A woman was killed and at least six people were injured when gunfire erupted at a church in Nashville on Sunday morning, officials said.


The woman died in the parking lot and medical officials were treating at least six wounded church-goers after the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, according to the Nashville Police Department.

All but one of the wounded were over 60 years old and were being taken to nearby hospitals, Joseph Pleasant, a Nashville Fire Department spokesman, told Reuters. The shooter was among the wounded, he said.

The church is in Antioch, about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of downtown Nashville in Tennessee.

(Reporting By Frank McGurty and Jonathan Allen; Editing by Mary Milliken)

UPDATE: The shooter in the incident has been identified as 25-year-old Emmanuel Samson, according to The Tennessean.

Samuel's injury was self-inflicted, an accidental self-shooting that took place when he was confronted by an armed member of the church congregation. He is being treated in a local hospital for his injuries.