Priest Killed in Arizona Church Shooting

Another remains in critical condition as police search for suspects
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2014 1:20 AM CDT
Priest Killed in Arizona Church Shooting
Police are on the hunt for suspects in a Catholic church shooting.   (Shutterstock)

A priest is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting at a Catholic church last night, the Arizona Republic reports. Police responded to a burglary call, made by one of the victims, at Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in downtown Phoenix and found the two victims badly injured. One of the priests had gunshot wounds and died later in a hospital, CNN notes. The second priest's injuries aren't clear. A green 2003 Mazda Tribute was stolen from the church property but was found empty four blocks away. The suspects are still at large. (More Phoenix stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.