Sunday, July 22, 2018

What Motive of Shooting at Fallon Church Nevada

An alleged shooter is in custody after an early afternoon shooting at a Mormon church in Fallon, according to a city spokesperson.

Spokeswoman Kaitlin Ritchie says the shooting happened on Sunday, July 22 at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Richards Street.

One person is dead following a shooting at a Fallon church and a second has a leg injury, Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman said Sunday.

At a grim press conference attended by Gehman and Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford and other officials, some of the details of the shooting at Mormon church at 750 W. Richards St. were revealed.

Gehman said John O’Connor walked into the church just before 1 p.m. and fired shots, then left the church and walked home. O'Connor surrendered after authorities called the home and asked him to surrender.

“It’s really too early to understand the motive,” Gehman said. It does not appear to be an attack on the church, which had as many as 50 people at the time, but a person.

Gehman acknowledged the victims’ names are on social media, but said they are giving time for family members to learn of the incident before releasing their names.

“Our hearts go out to family members of those who have lost someone and those who were in the church today where the tragedy occurred,” Tedford said.

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