Two people were killed and one person was wounded in a shooting at an Alabama church on Thursday night.
The suspect was detained at the scene, police officer Shane Ware told reporters.
Cops swarmed St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the east Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills around 6:15 p.m.
A lone shooter entered a small group church meeting and opened fire, Ware said. By the time first responders got there, one person was dead on the scene. A second person later died at a nearby hospital. The third victim was being treated for an “unknown injury,” Ware said.
“We know of no additional threat to either the community of Vestavia Hills or our neighboring community of Mountain Brook,” Ware said.
A “Boomers Potluck” event was scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. It’s reportedly a monthly event.
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