In yet another case of a church shooting in the U.S., three people were reportedly injured after a gunman opened fire at people assembled at a church in Alabama. According to ABC News, the shooting incident happened at around 11 a.m. local time on Sunday at the Oasis Tabernacle Church located in East Selma, Alabama. The gunman who opened fire is in police custody and has been reportedly charged with three counts of attempted murder. The three people injured in the shooting incident include the church’s pastor, a woman, and a young child. The identities of the victims have not been revealed. All three victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where they are undergoing emergency treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.
According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, they have identified the gunman as an individual named James Minter. He added that the woman who was shot in the incident was Minter’s girlfriend. He went on to add that the shooting incident at this time seems to have stemmed from a domestic issue, and that race is not a factor.
The pastor injured in the church shooting is white, while James Minter, his girlfriend, and the infant are black, Alabama.com reports. Jackson adds that Minter is being currently held without bond at the Dallas County jail. Police officials have commenced the investigation into the incident.
With the United States reeling under a spate of church shooting incidents of late, the news of this latest incident spread fast on social networks. People have started tweeting about it already.
— WAFF 48 (@waff48) September 20, 2015
Alabama church shooting: Gunman opens fire on baby, woman and pastor :http://t.co/htpBXI15xM
— GLOBAL NEWS (@news_24_365) September 20, 2015
There was another church shooting today – three injuried in Alabama?
— Meghan Mangrum (@memangrum) September 20, 2015
— George McGMaryland (@McGMaryland) September 20, 2015
Y’all heard about the church shooting in Alabama this morning? 🙏🏾 — #OVO Tiff (@choklit_chic) September 20, 2015
Another church shooting. This has to stop.
— Emet Tauber (@Rememberandhope) September 20, 2015
Prayers for the Alabama church shooting.
— Liv (@OliviaLeigh00) September 20, 2015
@billmaher hey 3 dead in a church shooting, wanna make a bet if its a muslim, or a christian?
— Raundoum Peirson (@RPiersonn) September 20, 2015
We will update this story as and when new information comes in.
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