Police: Guns in Tennessee church shooting bought legally

AP News
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 4:46 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say four guns recovered after a Tennessee church shooting that killed one person and injured six were bought legally from in-state retailers.

Metro Nashville Police say a relative of 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson bought the .40-caliber handgun allegedly used Sunday in the Burnett Chapel Church of Christ shooting; a military-style AR-15 rifle found in a case in Samson's vehicle; and a 9 mm handgun recovered from the church. Police say the relative said the guns were given to Samson for safe keeping.

Police say Samson bought the .22-caliber pistol found in his SUV.

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They say Samson had no Tennessee handgun carry permit, though one isn't required for gun purchases.

Samson is charged with murder and likely will face additional charges. A court appearance Wednesday was rescheduled for Oct. 6.