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Deputies Investigate String Of Murfreesboro Church Shootings

Posted: 7:43 PM, Nov 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-19 01:52:41Z
Two churches are on high alert, after members showed up to Bible Study on Wednesday to find the House God shot up.
 
Zion Hill Baptist church and Kings Chapel Independent Missionary Baptist Church were both targeted in shootings sometime between Sunday and Wednesday night. Now deputies are asking for your help.
 
"We need folks to look out for the churches that are near their homes and some church families may want to be hanging around just in case they see anything shady going on," Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
 
"Our people are more elderly and our era was raised where we had respect for the house of God," said Ken Elkins, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Pastor.
 
But respect was the last thing on the gunman's mind, firing six rounds into each church.
 
"Anytime you have people firing randomly at any type of building you should be concerned," Sgt. Goodwin.
 
Zion Hill is looking into security for the church, and is hoping the shooter gets his life on target with God.
 
"Even though it was a malicious act of vandalism you've still got to love them and hope that they come to know the Lord. they're headed the wrong way, maybe to jail," said Pastor Elkins.
 
If you have any information that could help detectives, contact the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.