Deadly church shooting in Tennessee

Police say a masked gunman arrived at a church and opened fire, killing one person.
1:37 | 09/24/17

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protests to come. Ryan, thank you. Also breaking tonight, the deadly church shooting in Tennessee. At least one killed, several wounded. Authorities say the gunman wearing a mask, arrived at the church and opened fire. A church member standing up to the gunman. Adrienne Bankert is in Tennessee. Reporter: This small Tennessee church, ripped apart by a gunman on a deadly shooting rampage. The church of Christ people have been shot at that location. Reporter: The first calls came in at 11:15 A.M. As the service at Burnette chapel church of Christ near Nashville let out. This is a level one mass casualty incident. Reporter: Police say the gunman killed one in the parking lot, then made his way to the pulpit. Well, the guy came from the right side of the church, and he was just shooting. He was just shooting, he came right to the middle and shot more. Reporter: Minerva Rosa's dress bloody from helping the pastor, one of seven hurt along with 68-year-old Linda bush. She was pretending to be dead so he wouldn't shoot her again. Reporter: After several minutes of horror, Robert ingle, a church usher, confronting the shooter. He tackled him, he was hurt in his head, and without him I think it could have been worse. Reporter: The gunman, now identified by police as 25-year-old emanual Samson, shot during the struggle. Police say that heroic usher saved lives. The church usher is an extraordinarily brave individual. Reporter: Tom, police are still trying to figure out the shooter's motives. He's a former member of the church, and the U.S. Attorney's office is opening up a civil rights investigation into the shooting. Adrienne, thank you. Next up, the U.S. With a show of force, sending a message

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