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Who was Walter Rainey?(Victims identified in Alabama church shooting, police say attendee subdued gunman) Wiki, Bio, Age,Death,Suspect,Murder, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Vestavia Hills police have identified the two people who were killed in a shooting at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church on June 17.

Authorities say Walter Rainey, 84, of Irondale, and Sarah Yeager, 75, of Pelham, were killed in the shooting. Police say Rainey died at the scene while Yeager was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Police say an 84-year-old woman is being treated at a local hospital.

An attendee at the event subdued the shooter and held him until police arrived. Vestavia Hills Police Capt. Shane Ware said: “The person who subdued him is a hero.”

Shooter

Authorities say this happened at a church event called “Boomer’s Potluck Dinner.” Police say the suspect was an occasional potluck attendee.

The shooter has not been identified, but has been described as a 71-year-old man. Police believe he was working alone.

Suspect

The suspect is in custody at the Vestavia Hills Police Department, awaiting capital murder charges.

Ware said the suspect, an unnamed 71-year-old man, was an occasional churchgoer who entered the facility where a potluck was taking place, opened fire and struck three victims.

Ware confirmed that someone at the church event held the suspect down until police arrived. Police said the suspect will not be identified until warrants are signed.

A motive for the shooting has not been released at this time as police continue to investigate.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a statement regarding the deadly shooting.

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