Tennessee church shooter motivate by revenge for Charleston massacre?
A man accused of killing a woman in a shooting rampage at a Tennessee church this week might have acted to avenge the murders of nine black people in a South Carolina church two years ago, the Washington Post reported on Friday.Black racism is as sick as any other type of racism. It should be condemned by everyone. The Charleston shooting was a horrible attempt to start a race war. It was roundly condemned by people of all races. This one should be too.
A note in the car of Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, indicated a possible plot spurred by the fatal 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME church, a historic African-American house of worship in Charleston, the newspaper said, citing unnamed people familiar with the investigation.
Samson, who police say was wearing a mask, is accused of killing a woman in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville on Sunday. He shot and wounded six worshipers in the building, before shooting himself in a scuffle with an usher, police have said.
Samson, who is black, was taken to jail after being treated at a hospital, police said, and was charged with criminal homicide.
Photos of events at the Nashville church posted on its Facebook page show people who appear to be from a range of ethnicities, including white people.
Federal authorities have opened a hate-crimes investigation into the Nashville shooting.