Priest shot, killed in Phoenix church attack

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Phoenix, AZ, United States (NewsBahn) – A priest was fatally shot and another priest was injured at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday night according to police.

The incident occurred near 16th Avenue and Monroe Street at the Mother of Mercy Mission in the Capitol District, where police responded to a burglary call, Sgt. Steve Martos said.

The assailant’s car was spotted at 17th Avenue and Taylor Street, just north of the crime scene, KPNX-TV reporter Chris Williams, who alerted police.

The suspects are still at large, however, as the vehicle was found empty.

The second priest is reportedly in critical condition at an area hospital, though the nature of his injuries hasn’t been released.

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