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United States: two dead and one injured in a shooting outside an Alabama church


A shooting Thursday outside a church in Vestavia Hills in Alabama (southern United States) left two dead and one injured, city police said, adding that a suspect was in custody.

Three people at the Episcopal Church St. Stephen’s were hit by bulletsdetails the Vestavia Hills police on its Facebook page.

It also specifies that a suspect is currently in custody, and that there is no no additional threat for the city.

The shooting took place in front of the church shortly after 6:00 p.m. (local time), when a potlucka community meal where everyone brings a dish, according to the Saint Stephen’s website.

Police said the assailant entered the church alone and started firing. Three people were affected: two died and another injured, she said.

The United States is going through an outbreak of gun violence, marked in particular by the massacre in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, which left 21 dead, including 19 children.

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Since the beginning of the year, already more than 20,000 people have died by firearm in the United States, according to the site Gun Violence Archivewhich incorporates suicides in its data.

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