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One dead, one hospitalized, man in custody after shooting in Salmon Arm church

RCMP officers talk behind a barricade in front of the Salmon Arm Church of Christ in Salmon Arm, B.C. on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Murray Mitchell
April 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

SALMON ARM - A 25-year-old man is in custody following a shooting at a church in Salmon Arm, B.C., that left one person dead and sent another in hospital yesterday morning.

Salmon Arm RCMP say the shooting happened during an event at the Church of Christ in the community about 100 kilometres north of Kelowna, and that investigators do not believe it was religiously motivated.

They say a man entered the church at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday, April 14, and allegedly shot two parishioners.

Police say several parishioners wrestled the alleged shooter to the ground, and officers seized a rifle.

They say one person died at the scene, while the other was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Police say charges against the suspect are pending, and there's no reason to believe there's a risk to public safety.

Investigators say the suspect knew at least one of his alleged victims — neither of whom is being identified.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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