Shooting in Bogota Church Leaves 2 Dead and 6 Wounded

BOGOTA, Colombia, JAN. 20, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Four gunmen invaded a Catholic church here Sunday morning and opened fire on Mass-goers, leaving two people dead and six wounded.

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Official reports said that the assailants arrived at St. Charles Borromeo Church and, after identifying one of the victims, began shooting. Authorities speculated that the shooting was to settle a grudge.

Ten people suspected of involvement in the killings have been arrested.

The Catholic Church in Colombia last year suffered the killing of seven priests, a nun and a seminarian.

The most serious attack involving the Church took place last May in Bojaya, where guerrilla bombs killed more than 100 people who had sought refuge in a church.

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