At a church in Alabama, three people were shot.

Two persons were shot and murdered Thursday evening at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Capt. Shane Ware says a lone suspect shot up a religious congregation. Three were shot and two died. Another individual is hospitalised, said Ware.

"As we hear of the terrible and awful loss of a life at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia, we send our prayers for the victim's family, the wounded, and the whole church community."

Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama issued a press release. "I'm delighted the gunman gets caught

Never allow this in a church, business, city, or elsewhere. We keep watching.

The accused gunman is in police custody and the next briefing is planned for Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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