Priest killed, another one injured in attack at Catholic church

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(CNN) — A shooting at a Catholic church in Phoenix left one priest dead and another one in critical condition, authorities said early Thursday.

A 911 call came in about 9 p.m. Wednesday local time from the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church, said Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department.

One of the victims made the call, which Martos described it as a burglary.

When police arrived, they found the two priests badly injured. One had gunshot wounds and later died at the hospital, Martos said.

The other priest is in critical condition, but authorities declined to say what kind of injuries he has.

A green 2003 Mazda Tribute was stolen from the church property and later found, but the attackers are still at large.

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1 Comment

  • The Don

    When the criminals break into a church and shoot 2 priest and steal their car …means that these ruthless idiots have lost their fricken minds and all hope is lost ! To bad the good lord couldn’t strike that s.o.b. down with a bolt of lightening ! Society has gone mad !

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