- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - The latest on the shooting that left three people wounded at an Alabama church (all times local).

3 p.m.

A pastor who was wounded during a shooting inside an Alabama church said the gunman was aiming straight at his estranged girlfriend’s head when he opened fire during a worship service.

Bob Carswell said Monday the woman easily could have been killed if he and church members hadn’t wrestled the gun away from the shooter.

The 61-year-old pastor, who was hit in the leg, spoke outside a court hearing for James Junior Minter.

Minter is charged with three counts of attempted murder in the shooting Sunday of his 24-year-old girlfriend, his 1-month-old-son and Carswell at Oasis Tabernacle Church in Selma, Alabama. Police said Sunday that the 26-year-old Minter was likely upset over a recent breakup and visitation issues with his son.

A judge set Minter’s bond at $3 million on Monday.


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