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2 dead, 3 injured after ‘horrific’ stabbing at Grace Baptist Church in California

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Two people are now dead and three others left injured after a stabbing at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California, that the city’s mayor has called “horrific.”

“Our hearts are torn for the victims and their loved ones in last night’s horrific stabbing at Grace Baptist Church on 10th Street. We have lost two community members, and we pray for the recovery of the three others seriously injured in that attack. SJPD has arrested a suspect, who remains in custody. We will keep the community updated as SJPD releases more information,” San José Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a press statement Monday.

The San Jose Police Department reported that at approximately 7:54 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the Grace Baptist Church on the 400 block of East San Fernando Street.

When they arrived, they found five victims suffering from at least one stab wound each. An adult male victim was pronounced dead at the scene while an adult female succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

Three male victims currently remain hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

An investigation into the stabbing remains ongoing with a male suspect already in police custody. The identity of the dead victims were being confirmed by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office and was not immediately available.

Religious services were not in session at the time of the stabbing, police say, but the building was being used as a homeless shelter.

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