Church reaches out to those involved in Thursday's deadly shooting

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Posted on September 9, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 9 at 9:50 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Church services went as scheduled at Springdale Community Church three days after a deadly shooting there during a home-owners association meeting.

 “We want to reach out, we want to love to these people that were so devastatingly affected by ways that go beyond our comprehension,” said Jeremy White, Spingdale Community Church.

Prayers went out to the family of David Merritt, 73, who was shot and killed at a Spring Creek homeowners association meeting.

Mahmoud Hindi has been charged with his murder and pleaded not guilty. But police say he already confessed to the crime along with shooting Marvin Fisher who remains in critical condition. There were several other people at that meeting Thursday and a women’s bible study was in a nearby room.

Police are still trying to sort why the meeting escalated to a shooting in a normally peaceful neighborhood
But a long-term dispute about changes on Hindi’s property might have been a contributing factor.

 “It’s a process of combing through everything that we have. It’s going to take some time to establish a timeline to sort out what was said and how long this event was taking place,” said Barry Wilkinson with LMPD.

Mahmoud Hindi’s family was at Springdale Community Church where they were welcome with prayers and support from the congregation.

Hindi is being held on a $1 million bond and is due back in court Friday September 14.
 

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