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1 Priest Killed, Another Critically Injured in Phoenix Attack

The Phoenix Catholic community mourns after the shooting death of one of its priests.

A robbery attempt at a Phoenix church rectory Wednesday left one priest dead and another in critical condition. The incident took place at 9 p.m. local time at the Mother of Mercy Mission, according to police. Police said Thursday they were still searching for the suspect, though they found an SUV that belonged to one of the priests but was stolen.

The victim, father Kenneth Walker, 28, had only been ordained a couple of years ago. The other priest involved in the incident, father Joseph Terra is in critical but stable condition, according to information released by the diocese.

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