The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, is the place where Joseph Smith met annually with the angel Moroni from 1823 to 1827. On September 22, 1827, the angel allowed Joseph to obtain the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon would be translated. Someone fired gunshots at and around the visitors’ center maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
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A shooter fired as many as two dozen rounds from a treeline, twice striking the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manchester, New York on Wednesday afternoon, the Finger Lakes Times reported.
About 80 people were at the visitors’ center at the time of the shooting, according to the report. The news outlet said the gunfire triggered a massive police response, including a SWAT team, but the shooter had not been found.
Ontario County sheriff’s personnel said more than 22 shots were fired at the building, according to police radio traffic, the Times reported.
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New York State Police have jurisdiction but are not yet providing any information. Officers are still on the scene and a press briefing at the site is expected this evening, a trooper told the Deseret News.
“This afternoon, several shots were fired at or near the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center in Palmyra, New York,” church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News