Shooter kills one, wounds 7 at Tennessee church

A gunman opened fire at a church in Antioch, Tennessee, on Sunday, killing one person and wounding six others, according to a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. An eighth victim was “pistol whipped,” police said.

“This is a mass casualty situation,” the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet. “All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults.”

The shooting occurred at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a neighborhood in Davidson County governed by Nashville.

The MNPD said it received the first call of multiple shots fired at 11:15 a.m. CT.

The gunman arrived at the church’s parking lot as a prayer service was letting out, said Don Aaron, spokesman for the police department.

The gunman, described by police as a man in his mid-20s, shot and killed a woman who was walking to her car before entering the church, Aaron said.

He then fired “multiple rounds” at people in the building, Aaron said. Six people were wounded by gunfire and another was pistol whipped, he added.

One parishioner who witnessed the shooting inside the church “ran up and confronted” the gunman, Aaron said. During a struggle, the gunman mistakenly shot himself, Aaron said.

The suspect is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center under police guard. “It is our belief that the gunman’s condition is not life-threatening,” Aaron said.

All of the victims have been taken to area hospitals, he added.

Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Agents from the FBI’s Memphis field office are on the scene providing assistance to local law enforcement, an FBI spokesperson told CNN.

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American Airlines allows employees to send aid to loved ones in Puerto Rico

American Airlines has launched Operation Puerto Rico Strong to aid those on the island who have been affected by Hurricane Maria.Officials in Puerto Rico are allowing 10 planes to land in San Juan. The airline is using the opportunity to allow emp…

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About two dozen NFL players kneel for national anthem in London

About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams’ game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Other players on one knee during the performance included Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley, wide receiver Mike Wallace and safety Lardarius Webb as well as Jaguars linebacker Dante Fowler, defensive tackle Calais Campbell, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Players on both teams and Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who were not kneeling, remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the playing of the national anthem and “God Save The Queen,” the national anthem of Britain.

No players were kneeling during the playing of the British national anthem.

President Donald Trump had a suggestion on Saturday for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.

Several NFL players decided to #takeaknee on Sunday. Do you agree with their decision?

— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) September 24, 2017

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U.S. military continues to evacuate U.S. citizens from Dominica

The U.S. military was helping to evacuate U.S. citizens from the Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica Saturday.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit  said the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria left the island nation like “a war zone.” 

As of Friday afternoon, the parents of some 250 students at the Ross University School of Medicine campus in Dominica had yet to hear from them, Fox News reported

“We expect to use four boats throughout the day and move more than 450 students, faculty and staff and their families and pets today,” the school announced on Facebook. “All of them will travel to St. Lucia for a short stay to receive lodging, food, medical and veterinary care, then will take a charter flight to southern Florida.”

The U.S. military also deployed the U.S. Navy amphibious ship USS Wasp to assist with the evacuation effort in Dominica. The evacuations started after Hurricane Irma, but were suspended during Hurricane Maria. 

The Department of Defense announced the military task force that was working in Dominica and St. Martin, under the U.S. Southern Command in Miami-Dade, was moving out of Puerto Rico to the islands of Martinique, Barbados and Guadalupe.

The move includes about 300 military personnel, eight helicopters and four C-130 Hercules aircraft. Hurricane Maria forced them to seek shelter at the Muñiz Air National Guard Base and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico.

During the storm, some continued their work with French and Dutch authorities in St. Martin where the U.S. military has purified more than 22,000 gallons of water and distributed more than 7,000 gallons, according to the DOD.

They have also delivered nine water purification systems, high-capacity forklifts and vehicles to help the Dutch and French governments offload and distribute aid to the island’s residents.

The U.S. Northern Command in Colorado is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency response in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. 

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Miami Beach police detectives investigate shooting in Normandy Isles

A Miami Beach resident was shot Saturday morning and robbery detectives were investigating. The victim said two men were after his gold chains. 

Miami Beach Police Department officers were called to 1022 Bay Drive in Normandy Isles about 5 a.m.

According to Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, the officers found the man wounded. A paramedic determined he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

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Miami Beach police detectives investigate shooting in Normandy Isles

A Miami Beach resident was shot Saturday morning and robbery detectives were investigating. The victim said two men were after his gold chains. 

Miami Beach Police Department officers were called to 1022 Bay Drive in Normandy Isles about 5 a.m.

According to Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, the officers found the man wounded. A paramedic determined he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

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