A number of individuals were shot inside of a church in Alabama on Thursday, and according to the police, the suspect has been taken into custody. The shooting took place on Thursday. Thursday was the day that the shooting occurred.
According to the statements made by the local authorities, the occurrence took place at the Saint Stephens Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills. This church can be found in the neighborhood of Vestavia Hills in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.
At 6:22 p.m., the authorities received news that an active shooter was present at the church, and they were promptly dispatched to the location. Once there, they secured the premises as quickly as possible. This is the situation, as indicated by a statement that was issued by the police earlier today.
The statement verified that a significant number of persons had been shot, but it did not provide any other details on the victims or their conditions.
He also mentioned that a suspect had been detained, but neither his identity nor the details of the event were disclosed to the public at this time. However, he did mention that the investigation was ongoing.
According to reports, a large number of police officers and other members of the emergency response team have been sent to the scene, and it is expected that further details will be made available to the general public at a later point in time.