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Authorities: Man shoots church pastors, kills wife

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- As the central Florida congregation bowed their heads and prayed, a former church member stormed into the church and opened fire, shooting the pastor and associate pastor from behind before he was wrestled to the ground.

Authorities and relatives say that earlier, Jeremiah Fogle shot his wife, Theresa Fogle, to death at his house, where he'd started his own church. They didn't know what led to the shootings.

Derrick Foster, a teacher in the ministry, heard the gunfire, then screams and he and another man tackled Fogle.

Authorities say pastor William Boss and associate pastor Carl Stewart were shot from behind. Boss, who was shot in the head, and Stewart, shot three times in the back and ear. No one else at the church was hurt.

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