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Latter-day Saints missionary shot multiple times in Alabama church

An 18-year-old missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remained in “serious but stable condition” over the weekend after being shot multiple times while serving in the church’s Alabama Birmingham Mission on Friday by an unknown assailant who police say is still on the run.


In a statement, Latter-day Saints spokespesman Sam Penrod identified the missionary as Elder Michael Fauber of Dayton, Ohio.

He said Fauber was in the Birmingham Stake Center in Vestavia Hills with two other missionaries “and a group of people interested in learning more about the Church.” Penrod said a weekly activity was being held and basketball was being played in the center’s cultural hall when Fauber spoke with the unknown individual who entered the building when the person opened fire and shot him several times before running away.

The shooting suspect reportedly entered the gym, played a few basketball games with the youth group, and then started shooting for no apparent reason.


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