Sudanese Immigrant Opens Fire in Tennessee Church Leaving One Dead and Several Injured

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A 25 year old Sudanese immigrant (Emanuel Kidega Samson) entered a Tennessee church on Sunday (Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee) and opened fire, leaving one person dead and at least seven injured. A woman was killed in the parking lot by Emanuel Kidega Samson as he was wearing a half-face clown-mask, then he entered the church, shooting 7 other innocent bystanders.

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There is little known about the attacker and his motivation other that he’s a black Sudanese immigrant (Sudan is a Muslim majority country)  and he wore a clown mask during the shooting. According to some reports, Samson turned the gun on himself after the attack, maybe trying to commit suicide, but he failed at that and since then he has been discharged from the hospital and now faces murder charges.

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The attacker is a bodybuilder who attended a Tennessee high-school and he’s is originally from Karthoum, Sudan. According to local police, Samson arrived in the United States in the 1990s and he is a legal resident in the country.

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According to a Nashville police officer, 22 year old Caleb Engle who attended the church during the shooting confronted Samson prior to being pistol whipped by the latter. Caleb Engle then retrieved his gun from the car and returned to the church to confront Samson again. Samson then shot himself in the face upon Caleb’s return, possibly by accident.

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