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Cops: Gunman robs choir group at church

Police in Goose Creek, S.C. say a man armed with a shotgun robbed a choir group as they practiced at a church.

According to WCSC in Charleston, authorities responded to the St. James United Methodist Church around 8 p.m. Wednesday after reports of an armed robbery.

One of the victims told police that a man entered the church through an unlocked door and aimed a shotgun toward the choir area, WCSC reports. According to the station, the suspect then told the choir to get on the floor and keep their heads down.

The robber made off with purses, wallets and cell phones from the choir members. No one was hurt, WSOC-TV reports.

Investigators say the suspect is a black male between 5'10" to 5'11 and 230 pounds.

The robber escaped on foot. Police are continuing the investigation.

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