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22 shots fired at Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center, shooter arrested

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June 9, 2022 from

A man accused of shooting at Hill Cumorah on Wednesday evening was target shooting from farmland to the west of the site, police in New York said Thursday.

Michael R. Bushart, of Fairport, New York, was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. He was arraigned Thursday morning and released after being placed on pretrial supervision, New York State Police said in a news release.

About 5:45 p.m., troopers responded to Hill Cumorah Visitors' Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manchester "after an apartment window was struck by a bullet."

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June 8, 2022 from Deseret News

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.

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.

You can learn more about the incident on Deseret News here and read the Church’s official statement following the incident on Newsroom here.

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