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Priest Killed in Phoenix Church Shooting

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:13:25 +0000

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- One priest was killed and another was injured in a shooting at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday, police told ABC News.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. local time at the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in downtown Phoenix, Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos said, adding that police responded to a burglary call at the church. 

The crime scene was inside the church’s living quarters, not in the sanctuary, Martos said.

Authorities are continuing to look for suspects. A car missing from the shooting scene -- a Mazda Tribute -- was located nearby with no one inside, according to Martos.

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