Police were notified of a burglary at about 9 p.m. local time
at the Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic church, Phoenix Police
Department spokesman Steve Martos said in a statement.
"Both victims are priests and the crime occurred in a living
quarters attached to the church," Martos said.
One of the priests suffered a fatal gun shot wound and was
pronounced dead in hospital and the other priest was in critical
condition at an area hospital, though the nature of his injuries
was not known, Martos said.
The surviving victim notified police, Martos added.
A car stolen from church property was later found unoccupied and
no arrests have been made, he said.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)
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