This is horrible!
A man was arrested on Sunday after police say he shot his girlfriend, his 1-month-old son, and a preacher at a Selma, Alabama church.
According to reports, James Junior Minter is being held in the Dallas County Jail, facing charges with three counts of attempted murder — and is being held without bond.
The shooting occurred Sunday morning at Oasis Tabernacle Church, after Minter sat down between his 24-year-old girlfriend and infant son in the front row.
Soon after, the 26-year-old pulled out a gun and began shooting. His girlfriend was shot in the shoulder and jaw, and his son was shot in the hand.
The 61-year-old preacher reportedly grabbed Minter and was shot in the leg for his trouble.
The pastor is being treated at a local emergency room, while the woman and child are now in stable conditions at a local hospital.
Other church-goers took the gun from Minter before he fled the scene — only to be taken into custody less than a mile from the church.
Officials believe the shooting to be caused from disputes over child visitation and ongoing domestic violence.
Our hearts go out to all of the victims of the shooting, and we’re glad no one was fatally wounded.
[Image via Selma Police Department.]