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Priest killed, another injured, in Phoenix church burglary: police

2 Phoenix Priests Attacked, 1 Killed After 911 Burglary Call

(Reuters) - One priest was shot dead and another injured during what police described as a burglary at a Catholic church in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday evening, police said.

Police were notified of a burglary at about 9 p.m. local time at the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic church, Phoenix Police Department spokesman Steve Martos said in a statement.

"Both victims are priests and the crime occurred in a living quarters attached to the church," Martos said.

One of the priests suffered a fatal gun shot wound and was pronounced dead in hospital and the other priest was in critical condition at an area hospital, though the nature of his injuries was not known, Martos said.

The surviving victim notified police, Martos added.

A car stolen from church property was later found unoccupied and no arrests have been made, he said.

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bette63 June 12 2014 at 7:06 AM

Another gun nut. But we don't need gun control? Right? Pure B*** S***. Surely we can overcome the NRA rule before more and more people die.

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snhhert June 12 2014 at 9:47 AM

Arm your selfs people. Mexico is coming to get you.

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pjhinthegarden June 12 2014 at 8:30 AM

This is just one more small example of the decline of our society. This one example get attention because priests are victims. This sort of thing is happening in all of our cities almost hourly. Gun control might help a bit, but well beyond gun control this should be telling us just how far off base our society has moved.

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lyleva June 12 2014 at 10:47 AM

NRA: It's not guns that kill people, it's people..." BUT most of the time it's people using guns to kill people!!

Kids bring guns to school and now priests getting shot. Gun supporters ought to be ashamed!!!

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Darlene June 12 2014 at 12:47 PM

Unfortunately, just like drugs, if someone wants a gun they are going to get it anyway.

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morphiss7 June 12 2014 at 7:59 AM

Scumbag / scumbags

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jurmik June 12 2014 at 6:49 AM

With about 40 murders a day in the USA, this was just one of them.

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Tammy jurmik June 12 2014 at 7:43 AM

Yep....and notice NOBODY ever talks about how many people a day use a weapon to PROTECT themselves??????

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Dude June 12 2014 at 10:09 AM

This didn't happen because churches are gun free zones and we all know that keeps anybody from bringing a gun into the area.

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barbphen60 Dude June 12 2014 at 12:50 PM

All anti-2d amendmant types should be compelled by law to post a sign on their property proclaiming "This Is A Gun-Fee Zone."

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ceecee Dude June 12 2014 at 1:47 PM

That is right!! We also know that if a criminal cannot go buy a gun , he would NEVER steal one, I mean it is not like he is a criminal...oh, wait, he IS a criminal.

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jai.hye June 12 2014 at 9:20 AM

Society truly is in a very upside-down state, sadly.

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hitruntouchdown jai.hye June 12 2014 at 9:28 AM

YES we have to change our ways...Get rid of the WH

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hitruntouchdown hitruntouchdown June 12 2014 at 9:30 AM

Present people

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LewTag June 12 2014 at 2:06 PM

Now what we need are more priests with guns...the NRA will love it....all in god's will of course...ergo theofatalism...look it up...if you don't get it you don't get it...www.theofatalism.org

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