Police in Memphis are claiming that shots were fired at yet another church. According to authorities, the target was St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church.
The deacon of the church says he saw bullet holes in the church Wednesday night after leaving choir practice. Thankfully, no one was injured in the shooting.
Fox 13 says that police are still investigating the shooting to determine the cause of the shooting.
Facts are limited, but here’s what’s being reported so far.
- MPD says, “There is nothing indicating that this shooting is connected in any way to the shooting in South Carolina.”
This shooting comes on the heels of another tragic incident in Charleston, South Carolina. In Charleston, police say that 21-year old Dylann Roof was responsible for going into the Emanuel AME Church during bible study and shooting nine people. So far, eight of the victims are confirmed dead.
Polce are still on the hunt for Roof and say that he’s armed and dangerous. They also believe the shooting to be a hate crime, based on the things that Roof said to the victims as he shot them in the church. Authorities say that Roof was in the church for over an hour before opening fire upon those in attendance.