A Sacramento man who drove across the country to confront his estranged wife shot and killed her in a church vestibule as services were ending, authorities said. Two other people were critically injured in the attack, which sent worshipers scrambling for safety.
Police were searching for Joseph M. Pallipurath, 27, who fled after the shootings, authorities said.
About 200 people were inside St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton, N.J., when the gunman opened fire, killing Reshma James, 24, and injuring a 47-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man. Bedlam broke out after the shots were fired, churchgoers said.