Multiple people have suffered gunshot wounds in what witnesses describe as a mass shooting inside a church in West Knoxville Sunday morning.
The shootings happened at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike.
A witness who spoke to 10 News said police had arrived and one person was being detained at the scene.
A children’s production of “Annie” was taking place as part of the normal Sunday service at the time of the shooting, the witness, who is a member of the church, said. The gunman walked into a packed sanctuary and opened fire.
11:19 am EDT: Steve Drevik, a member of the TVUU Church spoke to media outside the church building, where media are assembled.
11:29 am EDT: Steve Drevik says the suspect isn’t believed to have any connection to the church.
He says the suspect is now in custody.
11:38 am EDT: More information about the church can be found at their website: www.TVUUC.org