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One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

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Published on January 18, 2019 - Duration: 00:58s

One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

Police are searching for a man they say fatally shot his wife in the parking lot of a church, as well as shooting and critically injuring his daughter.

Jayson Albano reports.

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One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

One woman was shot dead in the parking lot of a church in Houston, Texas on Thursday (January 17) police say they believe it stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Authorities also said that another woman was injured and is in critical condition.

The shooting happened outside Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT KIM TODD, SAYING: "I've heard of people getting shot in the neighborhood but not in the parking lot of a church." Handout from the Harris County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as 62-year-old Arthur Edigin.

The woman shot dead is said to be his wife and the other his estranged daughter.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PASSER-BY, SAYING: "I am deeply saddened that this has happened because there's a lot of people around community that have lived here a long time and I guess I can say crime has been rising".

Deputies are now searching for Edigin and police on Twitter said that the scene was quote "under control".

Representatives for the Harris County Sheriff's Office did not return a call or email seeking comment.

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