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Catholic Church Shooting: One Priest Dead, Another Injured

Thu, June 12, 2014 8:05am EDT by 5 Comments
Catholic Church Shooting
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So sad. One priest is confirmed dead and another is critically injured after a shooting at Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in Phoenix, Ariz. on June 12.

A shooting at Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in Phoenix, Ariz. left one priest dead and another in critical condition on June 12. Authorities believe the shooting is the result of a botched burglary.

Mother Of Mercy Mission Catholic Church Shooting

The shooting resulted in one priest’s death and another being critically injured, CNN confirmed.

One of the priest’s called 911 about the attack, which is being described as a burglary gone awry, Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department said.

Both injured priests were taken to the hospital where one later succumbed to his injuries. The other is still hospitalized and in critical condition.

Martos also said that a stolen 2003 Mazda Tribute was later found with no one in it. No word yet on the shooter’s identity.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the two priests during this difficult time.

We will continue to update you on the latest news concerning the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church shooting.

— Avery Thompson

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