Vestavia Hills Police are investigating after a deadly shooting at a church. A suspect is in custody.
According to authorities, at approximately 6:22 P.M, the VHPD responded to Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church located at 3775 Crosshaven Drive on a call of an active shooter.
Multiple law enforcement agencies and fire departments responded to the scene.
Police reported three gunshot victims. One person was pronounced dead on the scene. Two others were rushed to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where the second victim later died. The surviving victim is being treated at UAB Hospital.
The suspected shooter was quickly taken into custody. A motive has not been disclosed.
VHPD police Captain Shane Ware stated that VHPD, the FBI, ATF, and other agencies responded to the scene.
Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry issued the following statement:
“With the tragic news that has broken this evening, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the victims of this evening’s shooting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. I would also like to offer thanks on behalf of myself and our Vestavia Hills residents to the first responders from all agencies who have worked tirelessly since this incident began.”
1819 News will be providing updates as they come in.
No identification was given for the victims or the suspect.