Sunday, July 27, 2008
Gunman opens fire in Knoxville UU church; 1 dead.
A man fired multiple shotgun blasts during the worship service at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville this morning, killing one and injuring several others. The attack took place during a children's performance of the play "Annie Jr," although thankfully none of the children was injured.
Greg McKendry, 60, was killed when he confronted the gunman, Jim Adkisson. Other church members tackled the gunman, who is now being held by police. News reports say that six to eight other adults were injured in the attack.
UUA President William Sinkford expressed his shock and sorrow in a statement released late this afternoon.
Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 27 July 2008 at 8:25 PM