"The only reason that someone could walk into a church and shoot people praying is out of hate," Riley said. "It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly imagine, and we will bring that person to justice. ... This is one hateful person."
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Two employees in the building were rescued from the blaze, which broke out at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sofa Super Store and warehouse, Mr. Riley said.
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