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A gunman is in custody after opening fire at a Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, around 6:20 p.m. on Thursday evening, leaving one person dead and two others wounded.
The shooting happened at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, which was hosting a “Boomer Potluck” in the Parish Hall from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, according to a schedule on the Church’s website.
The two wounded victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.
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“The suspect involved in this event is in custody,” Vestavia Hills Police Department Captain Shane Ware said at the scene. “We know of no immediate threat to either the community of Vestavia Hills or the neighboring community of Mountain Brook.”
Vestavia Hills is a suburb of Birmingham in central Alabama.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.