A Florida church service ended in tragedy Sunday afternoon when outside the church building, a man shot a woman multiple times, then killed himself, authorities and witnesses say.
Hundreds of congregants were exiting the sanctuary at Faith Center Church in Sunrise, Fla., just before 1 p.m., when the man began opening fire at the woman, possibly his ex-girlfriend, Sunrise police said.
"It was crazy. We just started running because a stray bullet doesn't know anyone," said witness and congregant Herrietha Gary. "I've never been so scared in all the days in my life — just frantic."
Even though the armed assailant shot the woman several times, she managed to drive away, according to Sunrise police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Eddy. The shooting victim drove around the parking lot, where others found her, police said.
Also inside the vehicle was her 12-year-old daughter, but the girl was unharmed, police said.
The armed man shot himself at the crime scene, police said. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Eddy said. The wounded woman was taken to Broward Health, police said. Her latest condition wasn’t available.
Their names haven’t been released.
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