BREAKING: Multiple people shot at a church in Alabama
A shooting took place at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening. A suspect is in custody.
Captain Shane Ware with the Vestavia Hills Police Department said, “We have multiple people that have been shot”.
The exact number of people who were shot is not yet available, nor any detail have been provided about the suspect in custody. Police said, "The scene is still being actively worked.” The police department responded at 6:22 p.m. on a call for an active shooter. Multiple law enforcement agencies and fire departments were at the scene, police said.
Kelley Hudlow, missioner for clergy formation for the diocese said, “We’re kind of like with everyone else, just waiting to learn more. Currently we are praying for healing and safety.”