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Man fires gun into floor of Norwood, Mo., church

July 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM   |   Comments

NORWOOD, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- A gunman was tackled by worshipers after he fired two shots into the floor of their church during Sunday services in Norwood, Mo., police said.

The man's gun went off a third time, with that bullet lodging in the ceiling of the First Baptist Church in Norwood, KOLR-TV, Springfield, reported.

Wright County Sheriff Glenn Adler said one of the men who subdued the gunman suffered a minor shoulder injury, but no one else was hurt.

Adler said the gunman may have mental health issues and had been involved in another incident at the church about a month earlier.

"He may be upset with the church for reasons that I cannot say right now," the sheriff said.

The man, whose name had not been released, was jailed pending charges, the TV station said.

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