1 Dead, 7 Injured In Tennessee Church; "Clown Mask"-Wearing Shooter Identified As Sudanese Immigrant

Tyler Durden's picture

Update (5:00 pm ET): Authorities have identified the shooter as Emanuel  Kidega Samson, 25, of Murfreesboro. Little is known about Samson or his motivation - other than that he is a black male, and that he wore a clown mask during the assault, before turning his gun on himself. According to the Washington Times, Samson has been discharged from the hospital and will soon be charged with murder and attempting murder for the attack, police said.

Samson is reportedly a Sudanese immigrant. Screenshots of his Facebook profile have been circulating on Twitter:

And here's what's purportedly his Instagram page:

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Update (3 pm ET): Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has isued a statement about the deadly shooting at a baptist church in nearby Antioch Tennessee today. Antioch is a separate municipality that is governed by the city of Nashville's government.

This is a terrible tragedy for our city," she said. "My heart aches for the family and friends of the deceased."

According to a report from ABC, the gunman “began indiscriminately shooting” after entering the church. He was confronted by a church usher and eventually shot himself during the struggle.



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Update (2:45 pm ET): In a disturbing update reportedly gleaned from police scanner chatter, the as-yet-to-be-identified assailant in a church shooting in Antioch, Tennessee was reportedly wearing a clown mask at the time of the attack, which left one woman dead and seven other people inured, not including the shooter, who police say shot himself. In an ominous sign, the involvement of the clown mask harkens back to the rash of evil clown sightings across the US last fall, a phenomenon that inspired a mini-hysteria. Perhaps this incident suggests that, just in time for the Halloween season, the phenomenon is set to reoccurr, possibly in an even more malevolent form.

Notably, a remake of the horror movie "IT", which features an evil clown named Pennywise, was released two weeks ago.

The shooter is expected to survive, and will hopefully cooperate with police to provide clues as to his motivation.

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Update (2 pm ET): One victim has died and seven are being treated for their wounds according to the latest news out of Antioch, Tennessee. The Metro Nashville Police Department said one woman was shot dead in the parking lot, and six other “innocents” were shot, while a seventh was "pistol whipped". The shooter, who reportedly shot himself, is being treated for his wounds at a local hospital. Police described the shooter's wounds as non-life threatening. It’s understood the shooting occurred shortly after 11 a.m, according to local reports and Russia Today.

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Update: “Medical personnel are treating 8 wounded churchgoers shot at Burnett’s Chapel Church of Christ,” Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet Sunday. “Shooter among wounded.”


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As we detailed earlier, At least six people were shot at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, according to Metro Nashville Police.

A woman living next door to the church told WKRN two people came up to her door and said, “Someone is shooting at us at the church.”

Her husband went to the church and saw a victim that had been shot in the back. He saw someone lying in the doorway, and “some other people that were shot.”

The extent of the injuries are not known.

The Tennessean reports that Joseph Pleasant, a spokesman for the Nashville fire department, confirmed at least six to eight people have been injured and were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Pleasant, who was en route to the scene around noon, did not know the severity of the injuries.

Metro Nashville Police said the scene remained active as of 12:10 p.m. local time and advised people to stay away from the area, though it is not clear if the shooter, or shooters, remain at-large or if someone is in custody.

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bluskyes's picture

False flag in progress.

curbjob's picture

Sucks ...  church instead of NFL and this is what happens  ?

Ricki13th's picture

Folks in the USA hasn't been seeing what's going on the world. 

political_proxy's picture

ZH people sure as shit don't. We are too busy stuck here swatting away all the flies aka pop ups.

The_Juggernaut's picture

"A male member of the church exited the sanctuary, got a gun from his vehicle and confronted the shooter, who then shot himself, according to Don Aaron, spokesman for police."

Father ¢hristmas's picture

"A male member of the church exited the sanctuary, got a gun from his vehicle and confronted the shooter..."

"But I tell you, resist an evil person. If anyone smiteth you on the right cheek, goeth and fetch thy pistol from thy vehicle in the parking lot of thy temple." 

-Matthew 5:39

Ignatius's picture

For me, Christ's message was how to live one's life as a matter of intent.

Richard Chesler's picture

That's one ugly fucking nigger.

Mr. Pain's picture

Wrong picture. The guy is a christian with blond hair and blue eyes!

FatTony7915726's picture

Another African nigger doin' what immigrants do, asking for more shit or else........  This guy should have died in Sudan with a bloated belly and malnourished, WTF is he doing in the United States?  Picking cotton?

jcaz's picture

Top 10 Sudan Success Stories Living in America:

1)  Uh.............

land_of_the_few's picture

Wait, which nation has been breaking Sudan for years with Islamists? Some kind of oil land-grab situation? Zero sympathy on this one.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Why in the fuck are still letting these people into the country? Don't get me wrong, I'm very glad no one else died, but how big of a fuckup was this guy? He couldn't even manage to kill himself when he tried. What a tard.

waspwench's picture

Yes, why are we letting people like this into the country?   It is the most expensive way to provide assistance and it results in   unassimilable, problematic "immigrants" who can never be integrated into western society.

We do not need to bring displaced persons into the US or Europe.   Build refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East and provide assistance there.   Help can still be given but it will cost far, far less and the refugees can return to their own homes when the crisis is over.   We can not afford to bring in millions of illiterate, unhealthy, hostile, unemployable people who we are then required to educate, house, and care for for the rest of their lives.

Europe is being destroyed by so-called refugees, most of whom are simply economic migrants.   We should learn from the disaster that is unfolding there.

strannick's picture

Wonder if he's a Muslim

old_cynic's picture

Sudan is over 97% Sunni Muslim. So yes.

waspwench's picture

And why are the authorities not treating this as a probable muslim terrorist attack/hate crime?

If a white had shot up a black church it would have been called a hate crime immediately.


Gen. Ripper's picture

Negro, or colored. Don’t use the hood rat language.

J S Bach's picture

Oh... can we all just imagine the (((media))) reaction...

What if the shooter were a German-American who gunned down 10 innocent Sudanese in their church on a Sunday.  Well, I needn't say more.

SixIsNinE's picture

from the pics, the guy is allegedly a bodybuilder.

bodybuilders typically have narcissistic tendencies, especially the type that post pics of themselves like that. - and being young.

no way "Samson" is going to go kill some whiteys for the lulz and then off himself and blow his special protein drink for the afternoon and his workout session.

as usual, things smell fishy here

 and look at "Popo & Gigi" - top vid - what, they were going innertubing down the river and got interrupted? 

did you all catch GW's post about the same woman who was spotted crisis acting for the Sandy Hoax as a mother of a "victim" and in same role in Charlottesville event as mother of "victim"?    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/09/3-minute-video-sandy-hook-mom-cha...

oh - look at the statement he puts in his page too, "everything you believe is false is real and vice versa....bla bla"


hansg's picture

Ah yes, a "bodybuilder". Anything, anything at all to avoid naming this for what it is: yet another muslim attack on white, Christian people. As long as we don't have to use the "i"-word, and in doing so place blame where it belongs, everything is fine. Because muslims are fragile, gentle flowers that must be protected from evil imperialist colonialist nazi fascist slavers like us, no matter the price. We'd sacrifice our children before naming the evil totalitarian ideology of islam for yet another attack and yet more dead.

Well done, SixIsNinE. You came through for us.

Gorgeous's picture

the msm will get busy looking for "clues of a motive."  And how this could very well be inspired by trump hate speech, because blaming others is that they do.  Either that or crickets.

JonNadler's picture

Matthew 5:39  does not rule out stopping someone trying to kill people

Cloud9.5's picture

You need to read the whole thing.  When things were coming to a head, Jesus advised his disciples to arm themselves Luke 22:36 Then said He unto them, “But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.”  Heed the advice.

Escrava Isaura's picture

A Sudanese immigrant shooting at a white church?

You ought to be kidding.

I work with some Sudanese’s. These guys that I know will kill him.



nmewn's picture

Missed opportunities.

Maybe they can get arrested and get him ;-)

847328_3527's picture

"Diversity be hour strength."


~ Sotero Hussein bin Bama

Escrava Isaura's picture

Sudaneses are quite but tough people. Very religious to the point of being maniacs, in my opinion. Sudaneses are Islamist. The ones that I know are mostly Sufis (moderates) that are not as right wings as the Wahhabi. I am curious why the shooter target a Christian Church. Maybe this shooter is not a Sufi.

Anyway, because these guys that I know are from Sudan and Islamists, they are very sensitive in doing nothing wrong, even the way they drive.


Escrava Isaura's picture

Some Hedgers tried but Tyler could care less, you know, the free speech thing in the US Cosntitution, so I kept coming back.    




HushHushSweet's picture

No --  you need to read the whole New Testament. Jesus told his followers as he was being arrested: "Those who live by the sword, die by the sword." No real Christian kills another, not even in self-defence or in defence of family, as that would contradict the commandment on killing. The entire purpose of Jesus' ministry was to show how to live one's life relying 100% on God. "Vengeance is mine, says the Lord, I will repay." It is not for followers of Jesus avenge; that is God's job. When Jesus told his followers to sell their garment and buy a sword, it was meant as a deterrent only. No genuine Christian would actually use the sword to hurt someone, but in a world of unbelievers, it is useful to look as if you would use the sword (or knife or gun or 007 umbrella).

DosZap's picture

I think you need to do a little WORD study bro,Killing and Murder are two different things.

Thou shalt not Kill is/never was one of the 10 Commandments.

The shedding of INNOCENT blood (Murder)is what Christ was talking about.It is true if you LIVE by the sword you wil die by one, (most of the time,esp in war).

Also, If any man doesn't take care of his own FAMILY he is worse than an unbeliever........pretty stout case for defending them eh?.

tmosley's picture

I thought that was a verse from the Book of Armaments.

JRobby's picture

Get ANTIFA and a contingent of high ranking leftists to welcome the rest of his family into the country with some spending cash and directions to gun stores.

Son of Loki's picture

The 9th Circus has already vowed to import the rest of his terrorist buddies.

ONEwarrior's picture

I'll reply with Jesus' words in Scripture against your sarcasm.  "He said to them, 'But now if you have a purse take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'"

caconhma's picture

I am so sorry that this shit did not kill Soros or Zuckerman and many other terrorist lovers. There are so many good opportunities to choose from.

The good news that these terrorists-invaders are coming in big numbers thanks to Clinton, Bush, and Obama appointed Fed judges and eventually these terrorists will do the right things.

AGuy's picture

"ZH people sure as shit don't. We are too busy stuck here swatting away all the flies aka pop ups."

No, Most us use an ad blocker. No adverts, no pop-ups

Goldmiddllefinger's picture

Ad blockers ARE virus. Get yours free?


Shooter was black, victims white.

Stopped by an usher with a gun.

So, according to mainstream media, it never happened.  

White shooter, black victims - " OMG'S, ITS A NAZI TERRIST SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENT SHAGANAPPIES !! " - on every channel, every paper, every social media feed.

Then, the black protests, looting and burning start.  All justified, of course. 

Makes as much sense as Cankles blaming the Russians for everything. 

FatTony7915726's picture

.............and the adulterous Reverands Jackson & Sharpton walking in the protests to make some cash to pay for their 127 illegitimate kids which they had with their multiple whores all over the United States.

Rusty Shorts's picture

Antioch suburb of Nashville is a very dark place, reminds me of Detroit.

NEOCON1's picture

Lived there; known the area. MSM will bury this one deeper than UFO proof. Black, immigrant, shoots whites at CHURCH. Nothing to see here, move along....

Hopeless for Change's picture

Cue the "thoughts and prayers".  Those always help.  Just keep importing savages.

Ignatius's picture

And people say I have an irrational fear of clowns.


curbjob's picture

Of course it may have been a Trump mask.

Hard to tell the difference in the heat of the moment .