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Pastor Killed, Two Others Injured in Texas Church Shooting

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NBC NEWS - The shooting occurred Sunday morning at Starrville Methodist Church in Starrville, about 100 miles east of Dallas. The suspect, who is in custody, was allegedly fleeing from police after an incident Saturday night and had snuck into the church to hide, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said.

A pastor at Starrville Methodist Church found the man hiding in a bathroom around 9:21 a.m. when he, his wife and several others entered the church Sunday morning. The suspect fled but returned to the church amid an early morning manhunt by authorities.

“He starts coming toward the front door, then he turns around and lunges at the pastor and was able to disarm the pastor, it appears at this time," Smith said. "He used … the pastor’s firearm is the one he used. The pastor is deceased at this time.”

Another person was being treated for a gunshot wound and their condition was unknown, Smith said. Someone was also being treated related to a fall during the....READ MORE

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