Another Church Shooting, But You Won't Hear About It On The MSM Because The Shooter Is Black
A man apparently upset over efforts to obtain visitation rights to see his month-old son allegedly shot the infant, the child's mother and the pastor at an east Alabama church Sunday morning, police said.
James Junior Minter, 26, is being held without bond at the Dallas County Jail, said Lt. Curtis Muhannad of the Selma Police Department.
None of those shot at Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma suffered life-threatening injuries, but they were treated at hospitals.
Muhannad praised the swift action of parishioners who rushed Minter moments after the first shots were fired.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that if they hadn’t responded as swiftly as they did, what happened this morning could have been deadly,” said Muhannad. “We’ve seen this happen so many times in our country.”
The district attorney agreed with the assessment of the parishioners' actions.
"A whole lot more people could have been shot," said District Attorney Michael Jackson. "They all played a heroic role."
Witnesses told police that Minter, who is unemployed, entered the church with a hand in his pocket and walked toward the front where the infant and his mother were sitting.
Moments later, Muhannad said, Minter pulled out a handgun and began firing.