5 things to know this morning

Here are the top five stories from Local 8 News Anchor Casey Wheeless to get you out the door this morning. Stay connected to Local 8 News online.

1. Police identify alleged shooter after 1 killed, 8 injured at church near Nashville

Federal authorities are opening a civil rights investigation into a church shooting that claimed at least one life and injured eight others near Nashville Sunday.

Metro Nashville Police have identified the alleged shooter as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson of Rutherford County. Police said Samson will be charged with murder and attempted murder.

Metro Nashville Police responded to reports of a shooting in Antioch at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pink Hook Road.

Metro police confirmed in a tweet that one woman died in the shooting. That woman was later identified as 39-year-old Melanie Smith of Smyrna.

Nashville Metro Police have released the following information on those who were injured:

- Minister Joey Spann, who's in critical condition;
- Span's wife, Peggy Spann, 65, who's stable;
- Linda Bush, 68, who's stable;
- William Jenkins, 83, who's stable;
- Marlene Jenkins, 84, who's stable;
- Katherine Dickerson, 64, who's stable;
- and Robert Engle, 22, (usher who was pistol whipped) who is stable.

Police went to the scene around 11:15 a.m. on reports of several people shot. Reports stated the shooting happened as church services were letting out, according to WTVF, Local 8 News' CBS affiliate in Nashville.

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2.Knoxville Police respond to several shootings over the weekend

Police responded to three different shootings over the weekend.

The first one happened on MLK Jr. Boulevard on Saturday morning. Police say a victim was leaving Club Levels at about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the stomach. They were taken to UT Medical Center and remain in serious condition.

Then, one man died near the intersection of Ben Hur Avenue and Selma Drive Sunday afternoon. Police say he was shot and killed.

Police were at the scene of another shooting Sunday night on Daylilly Drive. One man was shot and taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

Police have not connected the three shootings and no arrests have been made.

3. Tennessee Titans' controlling owner supports players, those who protest national anthem

NFL owners around the county released statements Saturday in support of their players after President Trump called on management at an Alabama rally Friday to cut players who protest during the national anthem.

One of the owners to take a stance is Tennessee Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk.

In a statement posted to the Tennessee Titans' website, Strunk said, "I am proud to stand with our players and support them in their work on and off the football field. I completely agree with Commissioner Goodell that we are better off as a nation when we are unified and pulling together. I have seen that kind of attitude first-hand in Tennessee and across our country in the many benevolent and public-spirited efforts of our NFL players, often without any public recognition. Our players make public contributions day-in and day-out and when I hear anyone making disparaging remarks about them, I know it has to be the result of not knowing what they bring to our communities or what they have accomplished.”

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4. SEC Nation Heads To Rocky Top

The SEC Network's traveling pregame show, SEC Nation Presented by Pilot Flying J, will be in Knoxville when the Vols host No. 11 Georgia for a 3:30 p.m. ET matchup this Saturday, Sept. 30, at Neyland Stadium.
SEC Nation will broadcast live from the Ayres Hall lawn from 10 a.m. to noon ET. Laura Rutledge hosts the morning show alongside analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum. Lauren Sisler will provide live reports of the sights and sounds of UT's pregame, on-campus scene.

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5. President Trump's travel ban expires; new restrictions expected

President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect.

The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share information with the U.S. or haven’t taken necessary security precautions.

Officials haven’t said which — or how many — countries will be affected by the new restrictions, which could take effect as soon as Sunday.

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