Alabama man, woman wrestle over gun at church and both wind up shot

Published 9:53 pm Monday, August 9, 2021

An Alabama man and woman were both shot Sunday while they wrestled over a handgun at the end of a church service, police there reported.

The incident occurred at the Amity Baptist Church in Mobile after Sunday services concluded and church members were preparing for a 100th-anniversary celebration.

Reportedly Linda Walker, 58 walked into the sanctuary and pointed a gun at an unidentified man and another person.

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The man attempted to disarm Walker and the gun went off, shooting both of them. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Church Deacon Thomas Young said the anniversary celebration was called off after the shooting, WKRG-TV reported.

“We were supposed to be having a glorious time today, but, you know, the devil’s busy,” he said. “You can’t even go to church and have a good time.”