Church shooting in alabama several shoot and shooter is now in custody

Multiple people were shot Thursday evening at a Vestavia Hills church, according to authorities.

Police were called at about 6:22 p.m. to an active shooter at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 3775 Crosshaven Dr.

Multiple people were reported to be shot.

“You never want something like this to happen in your community,” said Kelley Hudlow, who works in the bishop’s office.

“It is shocking that it happened here but we are going to love each other and take care of each other and find our way forward,” Hudlow added.

The suspected shooter is in custody.

The incident happened during a “Boomers Potluck” dinner that started at 5 p.m. at the church.

More information is expected to be given at 8 p.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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