Washington, United States:
One person was killed and two injured in a shooting at a church in the US state of Alabama on Thursday, police said.
It happened outside St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the city of Vestavia Hills and a suspect is in custody, city police said on Facebook.
The shooting took place while the church was holding a potluck dinner, the church said on its website.
The United States is in the midst of a particularly horrific chapter of its epidemic of gun violence. The worst case on this stretch was a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24.
More than 20,000 people have been killed by gun violence in the United States since the beginning of the year, according to an NGO called the Gun Violence Archive. This includes deaths by suicide.
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