Authorities investigating the deadly church shooting in Tennessee have announced a note was found in the suspects car that made reference to revenge for a white supremacist's massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina a couple years prior. Investigators think that the motive of gunman Emanuel Kidega Samson apparently had to do with revenge after finding the note.
The attack occurred at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ when he walked in fatally shot a woman and injured six other people. Police say Samson walked silently down the aisles with a .40 caliber handgun and gunned down the church goers in cold blood. Samson was wearing a tactical vest and a mask during the attack. The racial motivation factor is odd considering the congregation at the Burnett Chapel in the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch is mostly racially diverse. Members of the Burnett Chapel congregation told investigators they recalled seeing Samson at church services around a year or two ago.
Samson is an immigrant from Sudan who came to the United States as a child in 1996 and he is now a U.S. citizen. Metro Nashville Police say investigators found that Samson had made several bizarre Facebook posts hours before the shooting. The also said police found four illegally acquired guns after the shooting including an AR-15 assault rifle which was found din his vehicle. According to police, family members gave Samson the guns for safe keeping.
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