Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gunman shoots 3 inside NJ church

Gunman shoots 3 inside NJ church

2 hours ago

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) ˜ A gunman has fired shots
inside a church in New Jersey and authorities say
three people have been wounded, one critically.

The gunman opened fire just before noon Sunday
inside the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya
Church in Clifton, in northern New Jersey.

Officials say some 200 people were attending a
service inside the house of worship.

The New Jersey State Police and Passaic County
law enforcement agencies say they are hunting for the gunman.

A law enforcement official says said the shooting
may be a result of domestic violence.

Members of the church are mostly first-generation
immigrants and their children from Kerala, India.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Knanaya Jacobite Church is part of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church under the Patriarch in Antioch and Catholicose in Kerala. Coincidentally, the shooting took place even as prayers were being said for the dead.

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