HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Two brothers are dead after a stabbing at a West Huntsville church.
Emergency crews responded to West Huntsville United Methodist Church at 3104 9th Avenue before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said one man was found dead inside the church and the other was taken from the church to the hospital where he later died.
The victims were identified as Anthony Jackson, 76, and Terry Jackson, 69, both of Huntsville.
News of the murder shocked church members and neighbors.
"I just can't believe that a murder would have happened in a church like that when they are doing something good," said Keli Milford. She's attended the church for the last 40 years.
Milford describes the brothers as sweet, quiet men who attended church every Sunday and sang in the choir.
"I just know that two sweet very sweet brothers are gone," she said.
Police do have a potential suspect. They said they are looking for a black man in his 40's, dressed in dark clothing who was seen running from the church. Investigators said the suspect may be injured.
Police are asking people with information to call 256-722-7100.