Three people were shot, two fatally, inside a suburban Alabama church on Thursday evening (June 16), before a suspect was taken into custody, police said.
The shooting happened at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Captain Shane Ware of the Vestavia Hills Police Department told a news conference.
“A lone suspect entered a small group church meeting, and began shooting,” he said.
Vestavia Hills is a city of some 40,000 people about seven miles southeast of Birmingham.
Ware said a suspect, who was not identified, was in custody following the attack.
Police did not speculate on a motive for the rampage.