1 Dead, Suspect In Custody After Shooting at Suburban Philadelphia Church

Emergency responders shut down the road leading to Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomeryville, where police say they responded to an active shooter situation during a Sunday morning service April 24, 2016. (Photo credit: NBC10 - Lauren Mayk)
Emergency responders shut down the road leading to Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomeryville, where police say they responded to an active shooter situation during a Sunday morning service April 24, 2016. (Photo credit: NBC10 – Lauren Mayk)

Authorities say one person is dead and a suspect is in custody after a shooting on the campus of a suburban Philadelphia church.

Emergency dispatchers in Montgomery County said gunfire was reported around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the grounds of Keystone Fellowship Church, an evangelistic Bible-teaching church, in North Wales.

One person was taken to Abington Lansdale Hospital. The county coroner’s office said it had been notified the person had died.

Police said one suspect was in custody. Neither the victim nor suspect has been identified.

Officials haven’t confirmed whether the shooting occurred inside or outside of the church. Keystone Fellowship listed an 11 a.m. Sunday service at that location.

Keystone Fellowship Montgomeryville issued a statement saying officials were “saddened” by the shooting, identifying the victim as a man.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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