Category Archives: Gun Violence

‘Heroic’ Alabama church pastor, members wrestled gun from accused shooter

The pastor and members of the congregation that wrestled a gun away from a man police say opened fired in an Alabama church are being praised as heroes.

James Junior Minter, 26, is being held without bond in the shooting of his girlfriend, his infant son and the church pastor, Earl Carswell, who tried to intervene Sunday morning, according to Selma police Lt. Curtis Muhannad.

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Murders and gun violence surged this past week

Gun violence raged across the city this past week — with 13 people shot on Saturday alone, police sources said.

Between last Monday and noon Sunday, there were 44 shooting incidents, more than double the number for the same week in 2014, sources said. Fifty-three people were injured in the gun violence.

Murders also were up for the week, with eight people killed compared to five for the same period last year, according to NYPD data.

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