Two Injured in Cali. Church Shooting


This new year has seen a shooting at a courthouse, a factory and a school – this time it gets even more shocking.

A church in Richmond, California had its service stunned as three assailants opened fire on attendants. Fortunately, there were no deaths; however, two teens were injured. The boys, aged 14 and 19, are expected to recover.

According to CNN, police arrived at the New Gethsemane Church of God in Christ at 12:30 p.m. PT after three hooded men, described as in their late teens or twenties, opened fire at attendants of the service.

Richmond police spokeswoman Bisa French said of the shooting: “We’re not sure if those two victims were targeted, but someone definitely in that general area where the victims were, was targeted.” No motive is known as of yet, and the suspects were not apprehended.

The Richmond Police Department asks anyone with information about the shooting to call 510-232-8477.

Richmond is a city in California on the East Bay with a population of 102,285 as of July 2008.

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