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Flint parishioners, city leaders shaken by church homicide; they say ideas needed to stem violence

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI – Sharon Mixon said Saturday’s shooting that left one person dead during a funeral service inside a church on Flint’s north side is unheard of even in a city that has seen nearly 200 homicides in a little more than three years. “It’s hard everywhere, but going into a church was crossing the […]




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Flint police identify church shooting victim as 28-year-old man

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI — Police have identified 28-year-old Steven Edward Lawson as the man who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon during a funeral service at a church on King Avenue. Officers were called at 2:20 p.m. for a shooting at Full Gospel Christian Church on King near Home Avenue and found Lawson not responding with […]




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Flint church shooting witness: “Everybody was getting under the pews”

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI — A witness inside a Flint church said shots rang out just as the funeral service for the city's 66th homicide of victim of 2012 was getting underway. "Everybody got on the floor," said Darrin Laury. "Everybody was getting under the pews." Laury, 43, of Flint was inside Full Gospel Christian Church at […]




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Police: World Changers victim was shot 12 times

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Riverdale man charged with murder shot his supervisor a dozen times during a prayer meeting at the World Changers Church International, police testified Friday. Floyd Palmer faced a judge for the first time since he allegedly shot and killed Gregory McDowell at the College Park mega-church on the morning of Oct. 24. During the […]




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3 shot at church hall party in Vineland, Cumberland County

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



VINELAND, N.J. – December 26, 2012 (WPVI) — Police are investigating a shooting at a party in Cumberland County, New Jersey, which left three people injured. The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Community Center, located on the 300 block of W Wheat Road in Vineland. Authorities believe a […]




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Oakland parishioner struck by stray bullet from shooting outside church

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



OAKLAND — While a pastor sermonized about the meaning of Christmas on Monday night, his parishioners dove to the floor as a hail of bullets was fired outside the East Oakland church. The Christmas Eve gunfire wounded a 17-year-old male outside the church. Inside, a 38-year-old woman was struck by a stray bullet while shielding […]




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Pastor hurt in church shooting reacts to Newtown school tragedy

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



LAKELAND, Fla. — Pastor William Boss wants to use faith to help his congregation cope with the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. At his church, the Greater Faith Christian Center Church in Lakeland, they have personal experience with tragedy from gun violence. "I begin to pray for the families of those children," Boss said, "and […]




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Gunman kills woman at Pa. church, 2 men elsewhere

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural township on Friday before he was shot dead in a gunfight with state troopers. Three troopers in patrol cars were injured in a pursuit that began […]




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Florida Church Shooting: Man Dead in Apparent Suicide, Woman Wounded, Police Say

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



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, […]




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Community coming together after fatal shooting

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



POTTER COUNTY, Pa. — More than 24 hours after the shooting, there was still a sense of disbelief. "I prayed. It's never a good sign when you see police going into church on a Sunday morning," said Reverend Scott Ogden of Park United Methodist Church. Reverend Scott Ogden was finishing up his mass at his […]




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Gregory Eldred, Elementary School Music Teacher, Fatally Shoots Ex-Wife Darlene Sitler At Church: Police

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — An elementary school music teacher shot his ex-wife while she played the organ during church service and, after leaving briefly, returned and shot her again to ensure she was dead, police said. Congregants eventually overpowered Gregory Eldred, ending the shooting Sunday at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, about 140 miles northeast […]




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Gunman shot by officers after disrupting church Christmas party

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



Terror at a Millington Church Sunday as the congregation was preparing for a Christmas party. Millington police responded to a shooting call Sunday outside First United Methodist Church and found a man armed with a rifle and possibly a pistol. "It was just a shock that somebody would feel the need to come to the […]




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Family Members of Man Slain Outside Church Speak Out

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



Officials joined family members of a man shot and killed outside a Westlake district church in an appeal to the public for information about the slaying. Andres Ordonez, 25, of Los Angeles was killed, and a man in his 40s was wounded in the shooting outside the Principe de Paz church in the 3000 block […]




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Witnesses describe deadly megachurch shooting

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. —  For the first time since a deadly shooting at a south Fulton County megachurch last month, church members are describing the horrifying ordeal. Billy Mackin and his wife said they watched as a gunman approached a stage at the World Changers International Church and shot another man leading a prayer […]




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Graffiti killing: Police seek witnesses in church shooting

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles police were looking Monday for anyone with information about a shooting that left a congregant dead when he tried to stop vandals from spraying gang graffiti on a Westlake storefront church. Andres Ordonez, 25, was fatally shot about 6:20 p.m. Sunday when he came out of the evening service at Principe de Paz […]




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