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Gunman opens fire after St. John the Divine concert

Gunman opens fire after St. John the Divine concert

Shortly after the end of a concert Sunday on the steps of St. John the Divine a gunman opened fire. Police killed the man; no one else was injured. His lengthy criminal record included a conviction for second degree murder. Police recovered a Bible.

New York Times:

Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said at a news conference outside the church that the man had a gun in each hand and opened fire from behind a marble pillar in front of the church’s large wooden doors, which were decorated with Christmas wreaths.

[P]olice recovered two semiautomatic firearms from the scene along with a bag filled with gasoline, wire, rope, multiple knives, tape and a Bible.

The shooting began minutes after the end of the concert, said Lisa Schubert, a cathedral spokeswoman who witnessed the incident. “It was just beautiful, and then at the end this person started shooting. Everybody is in shock,” she said. “The shooter could have killed a lot of people. There were hundreds of people here, and he shot at least 20 times.”

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