Update: Two Dead, One Injured in Alabama Church Shooting – Suspect in Custody

At least three people were shot at a Birmingham, Alabama church on Thursday evening.

The gunman is in custody.

Update: Two people are dead and a third is injured after a gunman opened fire at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, according to police.

CBS News reported:

Two people were killed and a third wounded in a shooting at a church in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, Thursday night, police said. A suspect, who hasn’t been named, is in custody.

The Vestavia Hills Police Department said it received a call of an active shooter at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church at approximately 6:22 p.m. local time.

On Thursday night, Vestavia Hills police Capt. Shane Ware told reporters three people were shot. Two died and a third was being treated at a hospital. There was no initial word on that person’s condition.

According to Ware, the suspect entered the church during a group meeting and opened fire. The church had posted on its website that it was holding a potluck dinner between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Ware didn’t provide a possible motive or any further details on the circumstances of the shooting, though he said police believe there’s no further threat to the community. There was no word on how the suspect was apprehended.

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According to Rev. Kelley Hudlow with the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, there were no known threats against the church.

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