Church shooting survivor: Gunman ‘disengaged,’ sat alone

Vestavia Hills Church

Associated Press

A witness to a shooting that killed three at an Alabama church says the gunman had sat by himself, drinking liquor and rejecting offers to join the others gathered at the potluck dinner.

Susan Sallin was sitting at the table with the three victims. She says the gunman seemed disengaged. Sallin says he shunned invitations to join the others that night.

The shooting occurred at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills. Robert Findlay Smith, 70, is charged with capital murder in the shooting that killed three people.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

6/19/2022 5:24:25 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Alabama News