Shooting in the United States, Alabama, outside a church. the death toll is two, while a third person was injured. The incident took place in Vestavia Hills. The suspected perpetrator has been captured. “Three people in the episcopal church of Santo Stefano were shot at,” police from Vestavia Hills said on their Facebook page. The shooting took place in front of the church shortly after 6:00 pm local time, during a “potluck”, a community meal in which everyone brings a plate. Police said the assailant entered the church on his own and started shooting, hitting three people in all.
Reverend Kelley Hudlow, a priest in the Alabama Episcopal Church, told a local broadcaster that the church and the community at large in Vestavia Hills were deeply affected by the shooting.
“It’s shocking. Santo Stefano is a community built on love, prayer and grace, ”she said in a live interview. “People of all faiths are coming together to pray and hope for the healing of the wounded.”