1 dead, 2 hurt in Alabama church shooting, suspect in custody

One person was killed and two others were 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 pm

Authorities did not provide further details of the shooting.

“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 pm to 7 pm at the church. It’s reportedly a monthly event.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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