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Report: Man killed in shooting at a small Mississippi church

August 12, 2019
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A coroner's vehicle is parked at the scene of a shooting at West Ripley Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Ripley, Miss. Authorities say a man was killed during a shooting at the small northeast Mississippi church. (Tina Campbell/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)
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A coroner's vehicle is parked at the scene of a shooting at West Ripley Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Ripley, Miss. Authorities say a man was killed during a shooting at the small northeast Mississippi church. (Tina Campbell/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed during a shooting at a small northeast Mississippi church.

The Daily Journal reports that Ripley Police Chief Scott White said the shooting occurred Sunday at West Ripley Church of Christ. White says a constable for Tippah County, Keith Bullock, and another church member were involved in the shooting.

The newspaper reports that 57-year-old Patrick Sanders of Dumas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional details about what happened were not immediately available.

White says the shooting occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.

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