1 Dead, 2 Wounded in Alabama Church Shooting; Suspect Held

The shooting occurred at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills, police said.

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VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A shooting at a church in a suburb of one of Alabama’s major cities left one person dead and two others wounded Thursday evening, police said, adding a suspect was taken into custody. The shooting occurred at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills, Vestavia Hills Police Capt. Shane Ware said at a briefing. He said multiple law enforcement officers rushed to the site after dispatchers…

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