McKendry and his wife had recently taken in a year-old foster son, who spoke to reporters three hours after the attack. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. We may never know why. WVLT -- Knox County Commission candidate and Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church member Steve Drevik says an individual "came in with a shot gun, and fired somewhere between six and maybe 13 shots, hitting a number of members of the congregation. Insane, not in our ordinary use of the word," Bohstedt said. It appeared that Mr.
Adkisson told authorities he had no next of kin or family.
Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church shooting
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Four victims were hospitalized in critical condition. Other congregation members may have overpowered the shooter and detained him until police could arrive. Adkisson's ex-wife once belonged to the church but hadn't attended in years, said Ted Jones, the congregation's president. She filed for divorce a few days after the incident. Jim David Adkisson, the gunman who opened fire in a Knoxville, Tennessee church killing two and injuring seven others, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder. A Candid Explanation For "Change".