Two people have died and several others remain in serious to critical condition after a gunman opened fire during a youth performance Sunday at the Unitarian Universalistic Church, in Knoxville. Tennessee. The gunman, Jim D. Adkisson, 58, walked into the church and opened up a guitar case, pulling out a .12 caliber shotgun and began shooting into the congregation.Greg McKendry,age 60, a long time member of the congregation took a direct hit and was killed as he put himself between the gunman and the congregation.
Three men from the congregation tackled Adkisson and held him down until police arrived. A 73 -year-old woman has also died from injuries she sustained in the attack. None of the children were hurt.
Adkisson was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a 1million dollar bail. The gunman was from the Knoxville area, but it is not believed he attended church there. His motive still remains unknown.