Shooting outside Baptist Church in Maryville

March 8th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by admin  

A gunman reportedly opened fire at a crowd outside the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois during the Sunday church service. Five people were shot according to KMOV-TV.

According to reports, the pastor was one of people shot.

The crowd managed to subdue the shooter and one of them stabbed the shooter.

Six people, two in critical condition, were taken to a local hospital by helicopter.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the gunman is in custody after he opened fire at an Illinois church and shot at least 5 people.

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