2 dead while stinging in a church in San Jose, California

“Our hearts go out to the families of the two parishioners who were stabbed in the attack on downtown Grace Baptist Church,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo in a tweet late Sunday.

San Jose | From Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 23, 2020, 12:41 PM

Two people died in a church in California on a stinging Sunday evening, and several other people are “seriously wounded,” said San Jose police and Mayor Sam Liccardo.

“Our hearts go out to the families of the two parishioners who were stabbed in the attack on downtown Grace Baptist Church,” Liccardo said in a tweet late Sunday. The mayor also said in the tweet that a suspect had been arrested, but later deleted the tweet, saying a police statement on the state of the investigation was pending.

San Jose police said on Twitter that officials responded to a reported sting on the church. The department confirmed the deaths and said several people had injuries, some of which were life-threatening.

Police said there were no services at the time of the knife stab, but that homeless people had been taken to church to get them out of the cold.

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