Muslims in Tennessee
As the Muslim population grows and their communities spread throughout the state, religious leaders say their places of worship must do the same, spurring the construction of mosques and the massive Islamic centers that host them in several Tennessee cities, including Murfreesboro, Memphis and Antioch.
From Daily Mail:
The shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, which is located about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville in Antioch, killed one, injured six, with shooter in hospital.
‘A gunman wearing a neoprene mask arrived in the parking lot and one woman who was walking to her vehicle was immediately fatally wounded by the gunman,’ Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said at a press conference.
He said the gunman, who is a 26-year-old African American male, then entered the church through a main sanctuary door and began firing multiple rounds.
‘At this juncture, six persons, six innocent persons were wounded by gunfire. They have been taken to area hospitals,’ Aaron said.
‘The gunman was wounded by a self-inflicted shot; he too has been taken to a hospital.’