Cape Girardeau church group in Chattanooga during deadly shooting

Cape Girardeau church group in Chattanooga during deadly shooting

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A church group from Cape Girardeau was on a mission trip in Chattanooga,Tennessee.

They were put on lock down during Thursday's deadly shooting.

Thursday was the final day in Chattanooga for a mission group from Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, but their last hours were spent locked in a gym at a local recreation center.

The group left for Tennessee on Monday and has been there working with local children.

They were at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center when an employee there got a call put the center on lock down.

No one knew what was happening, but they ushered the mission group and local kids into the gym where they locked all the doors.

Cortney Brown describes what it was like.

"We only knew it was for a shooting, but we didn't know where or what was happening," said Brown. "We were all actually kind of calm and we didn't tell the kids. We just told them it was playing time. Cause they're all used to that stuff a little bit. But we were all fine, none of us were worried. We just kinda kept carrying on for the day not trying to scare the kids or scare anyone."

Everyone on that mission trip is OK.

The gunman was also killed.

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