As Twitchy reported, one woman was killed and seven other people hurt after a gunman entered Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn., and opened fire Sunday.
We’re old enough to remember when a church shooting was a big deal, but details are difficult to come by in the mainstream outlets Monday. Police are still looking for a motive, but they have identified as a suspect Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25. Police originally described Samson as African-American, but revealed later that he’s a legal U.S. resident who immigrated from Sudan in 1996.
Gunman in church shooting is Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25. He has been released from hospital and will be charged with murder and att murder. pic.twitter.com/VuCUgJ3JIQ
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) September 24, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2017
.@MNPDNashville say they are still investigating motive in Antioch church shooting
— Dave Boucher (@Dave_Boucher1) September 25, 2017
As Twitchy also reported, anti-gun activist Shannon Watts reacted predictably, blaming Congress for not standing up to the NRA — although it was a concealed carry holder and usher at the church, 22-year-old Robert Engle, who held the gunman at bay until police arrived.
Although police haven’t confirmed any social media presence, it didn’t take Internet detectives long to find a Facebook page belonging to an Emanuel K. Samson originally from Sudan and living in Tennessee. Jesse Kelly gives a pretty good summary of what can be found there.
A black power fan of Louis Farrakhan and Malcom X shot up a church yesterday. You can read about it on page 35 of your newspaper.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) September 25, 2017
Wrong it was page 99 of 99
— The Capt. Brad Essex (@BradEssex) September 25, 2017
They are really burying it, although I'm sure the excuse will be the 'investigation'…doubt any riots over this one.
— XiXi Davey (@xhertx) September 25, 2017
Amazed how little coverage the Antioch, Tennessee shooting is getting. Killer went into church shooting, stopped by a churchgoer with a gun.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 25, 2017
Because it was in a church, because the guy was an immigrant and because someone had a licensed gun who became hero: squashed story.
— Link (@Linkus717) September 25, 2017
The optics weren't right for the MSM. Goes against the narrative they advocate.
— Sharon Weathers (@patriotgran) September 25, 2017
— Based Monitored ?? (@BasedMonitored) September 25, 2017
On another subject, why is there no massive coverage of the Antioch, TN shooting of a Christian church by a Sudanese immigrant???
— Tina Pynes (@tina_pynes) September 25, 2017
Here’s a prescient tweet from Sunday evening:
Will look with interest tomorrow for the combined coverage totals for the Antioch church shooting and Trump v. National Anthem protests. https://t.co/795ICzTtUW
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 24, 2017
Fear not … CNN is ON IT. They even tweeted about it Monday. Tuesday? We’ll have to wait and see.
— CNN (@CNN) September 25, 2017
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THWAP! Shannon Watts tries to stomp NRA after Tenn. church shooting, steps on BIG rake instead https://t.co/Oi9Udmq23o
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 25, 2017