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2nd person dies in TN church shooting
Necn ^ | 27 July 2008 | anon

Posted on 07/27/2008 7:16:35 PM PDT by BlackVeil

(NECN/ABC) - A second person has died as a result of the church shooting in Tennessee, 61-year-old Linda Kraeger, who passed away several hours later in a hospital.

At the time of the shooting, church members were watching a children's production of "Annie."

Eyewitnesses say one of those killed -- 60-year-old Greg McKendry -- jumped in front of the gunman's bullet to protect other parishioners.

Churchgoers quickly tackled the gunman and held him until police arrived.

There were about 200 people in the church at the time of the shooting.

The shooter, Jim D. Adkisson, is being charged with first degree murder and is held on $1 million bond.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: church; churchshooting; knoxville; shooting
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An update on this tragic event.
1 posted on 07/27/2008 7:16:35 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

The church is about a half mile from my house. I drove by earlier this evening and saw 3-5 satellite trucks and a flurry of activity still going on.


2 posted on 07/27/2008 7:23:15 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Thanks so much for the close up view. Our prayers are with your community, this is very sad.


3 posted on 07/27/2008 7:23:59 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: LuxMaker

ping


4 posted on 07/27/2008 7:24:24 PM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: BlackVeil
"Eyewitnesses say one of those killed -- 60-year-old Greg McKendry -- jumped in front of the gunman's bullet to protect other parishioners."

Wow! This man has my respect. I hope there is some sort recognition (medal perhaps?) he can receive postumously -- maybe from the Governor or something like that.

5 posted on 07/27/2008 7:25:19 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: BlackVeil
gunman's bullet?

Prayers .

6 posted on 07/27/2008 7:25:59 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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“Churchgoers quickly tackled the gunman and held him until police arrived.”

Terribly sad event and my prayers for the community. Thank God for people who took action and prevented more harm.


7 posted on 07/27/2008 7:27:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: BlackVeil

Eyewitnesses say one of those killed — 60-year-old Greg McKendry — jumped in front of the gunman’s bullet to protect other parishioners.

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“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13


8 posted on 07/27/2008 7:28:18 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: StormEye

He is a true hero. Apparently, he was at the church with his foster children, and protected them. His family can be very proud of him.

This lady also, must be sadly missed. An elderly lady killed while praying in church ... hard to believe.


9 posted on 07/27/2008 7:28:38 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Sorry this has hit so close to home for you.

I am a few miles up I-75, in Campbell County, and will be watching the 11 p.m. local news for any updates.


10 posted on 07/27/2008 7:28:44 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Just across the river in Oak Ridge here. We’ve had WBIR on pretty much since we heard about it.


11 posted on 07/27/2008 7:30:33 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: BlackVeil

Pray for their souls. The Unitarian church is lost. Their idea of a sermon this day was the children doing a portion of the play, “Annie”. What that has to do with our Lord and Savior, I have no idea.


12 posted on 07/27/2008 7:30:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Sad day, indeed. It is events like this that convince me that demonic possession is still with us despite our modernity and sophistication.


13 posted on 07/27/2008 7:34:40 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: BlackVeil

Jim Adkisson being arrested

14 posted on 07/27/2008 7:39:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Pray for their souls. The Unitarian church is lost.

When you pray for someone, always pray for their body and spirit, their soul. Pray with humility. Pray with sincerity. Pray without judgment. Pray for their loss. Pray that the God of all comfort will give them good friends and family to lean on during this time.

I have never understood the Unitarian church's beliefs. But, your comment about the church should be saved for another thread, in my humble opinion.

15 posted on 07/27/2008 7:41:25 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

“It is events like this that convince me that demonic possession is still with us despite our modernity and sophistication.”

It is events like this that convince me that demonic possession is still with us and hiding behind modernity and sophistication.


16 posted on 07/27/2008 7:43:13 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: kcvl

Any news on why he shot those people for?


17 posted on 07/27/2008 7:45:09 PM PDT by Buddygirl (Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Knoxville News online has a quote from a witness saying “who could believe this would happen in Knoxville?” After that atrocity against those 2 kids in Jan. 2007 nothing would surprise me. I’d be afraid to even visit Knoxville now.


18 posted on 07/27/2008 7:46:39 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Buddygirl

No, I haven’t found anything.


19 posted on 07/27/2008 7:48:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TNCMAXQ
I’d be afraid to even visit Knoxville now.

Anyone ever mention to you that you might want to tone down the hyperbole? Just wondering...

20 posted on 07/27/2008 8:08:31 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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