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Pastor shot and killed during Sunday service

Courtesy AP - Maryville, IL Courtesy AP - Maryville, IL

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MARYVILLE, IL (AP) - Authorities say an Illinois pastor is dead after a gunman shot him during Sunday services.  The man's pistol apparently jammed before he could fire again.  The suspect stabbed himself as bystanders wrestled him to the ground.  At least two people were wounded in the struggle.

"I ran in to see if I could help, and I'd seen all this paper stuff up on the pulpit," said parishioner Claudia Bohley.  "Later, I found out they said the bullet hit the pastor's bible and it just, it was like confetti, just went everywhere.  People were, they were down on their knees and on the floor, they were screaming and praying.  Just a terrible thing, just terrible."

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