The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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January 11, 2013

Pastor's wife dead after shooting at parsonage

— GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a pastor's wife is dead and two people are hospitalized after a shooting and stabbing at her family's home near Birmingham.

The coroner's office says 52-year-old Lisa Greer died early Friday. She was the wife of Rev. Terry Greer, senior pastor at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.

Police aren't releasing any names, but they say a man is suspected of shooting two women before stabbing himself inside the Greer home on Thursday.

Police say the man and another woman remain hospitalized.

The church has posted a note on its Facebook page about an unspecified "tragedy" involving its pastor's family.

A worship leader at the same church was recently arrested on charges of soliciting a child for sex. Police say they are trying to determine if there's a link.

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