Church near Germantown High School hit by gunfire

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating after shots were fired near Germantown High School and near a church Wednesday afternoon.

When FOX13′s crew arrived, police and ATF agents swarmed the scene in the 2400 block of Arthur Road.

The pastor of Germantown Presbyterian told FOX13 that bullets hit the church.

Thankfully no one was hurt – but law enforcement responded in a big way – as this happened around 2:35 p.m. as school was letting out.

No one was taken into custody, but investigators spent the afternoon looking at the church and gathering evidence.

Germantown High School sits a short distance from where this happened.

Audra Eddings told FOX13 that she heard the shots while picking up her daughter from school.

“I was able to get off, but I actually had to drive down off the curb because there was a car in front of me, and I guess they could tell what was going on, but the kids were running so much, and parents were trying to pull down a lane beside me, but there was a car in front of me. I actually had to drive off a curb, but like I say, it was a very frightening situation,” Eddings said.

The pastor of Germantown Presbyterian said the church had nothing to do with what happened, besides it being hit by bullets.

Police looking for the shooter. If you have information, you’re asked to call Germantown Police.