Vestavia Hills church shooting – 'Multiple injured' after gunman opens fire at Alabama sanctuary as cops search building | The Sun

MULTIPLE people have reportedly been shot during a potluck dinner at a church as cops search and evacuate the building.

Police responded to reports of an active shooter at the Stephen’s Episcopal Church at around 6.22pm local time.

Police confirmed there are multiple victims, but did not specify whether there were fatalities.

The victims were reportedly taken to different hospitals in the area, including UAB and Grandview Medical Center.

A suspect is reportedly in custody.

The building is still being cleared, police said in an update.


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The Mountain Brook Police Department is assisting at the scene.

The investigation remains active and residents are urged to avoid the area near Crosshaven Road and Overton Road. 

Traffic is moving slowly through the area and delays are expected.

Police said the scene remains active and the investigation is ongoing.

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St. Stephens Episcopal Church was scheduled to host a "Boomers Potluck" tonight at 5pm in their Parish Hall, according to its website.

The event was open to all, and was the third Thursday potluck the church was hosting.

The US Sun has reached out to the Vestavia Hills Police Department for comment.

Vestavia Hills is located less than 15 minutes south of Birmingham, Alabama.

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