E. Nashville community continues healing after deadly shootings

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For those who live near the Cobra Bar in East Nashville, there’s been a lot of uncertainty since last Friday’s deadly shootings.  

Many met Wednesday night at Eastland Baptist Church for a prayer service, looking for answers.  

Less than a week removed from the deadly incident that resulted in two people being killed, dozens gathered at Eastland Baptist to heal and discuss.  

Through song and prayer, the congregation bonded in the wake of the deaths of Jaime Sarrantonio, and Brandon Teal.  

Many are still fearful of the crime but are hopeful for what events like Wednesday’s prayer vigil could mean.  

“I was sad, shocked, you never want it to happen in your community, I knew [my children] lived real close to where the shootings were happening, and it made me afraid, but I came,” said Rey Cooke, mother in law to Jason Rumboughk, the lead pastor of the church. “It doesn’t matter what denomination or where you’re from. It should hopefully be a place where you can come and work through whatever you’re feeling.” 

In attendance as well Wednesday was Commander David Imhoff with Metro’s East Precinct.  

The captain told the crowd he and his department are exhausting all resources on this case, and that he hopes to have closure for the victims’ families very soon.  

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