UPDATE 3: From the Coloradoan.com via Slapstick Politics:
The gunman was shot and killed by a female member of the church’s armed security staff, the source said. Four people were shot, and the source did not know their conditions or whether the shooter was one of the four. A SWAT team was searching the building for an explosive device, but the source could not confirm any details.
Now, I’ve got to get to bed. Please relay any updates you find as I’ll be working all day tomorrow. It is also now known that a teenage girl was killed in the CO Springs shootings. May God comfort them.
UPDATE 2: I’m watching Fox News and the report is that New Life Church in Colorado Springs has armed guards, and it was an armed guard that shot the killer. Thank God! Thank God they did not have to wait on police to arrive!
Rocky Mountain News has the story:
A gunman opened fire in the parking lot of a Colorado Springs church today, hitting four people, the church’s pastor said.
The conditions of the people shot outside the New Life Church were not known, El Paso County Sheriff’s Lt. Lari Sevene said.
Lance Coles, a pastor at New Life Church, told The Associated Press he received a report that a man was shooting at people in the church parking lot and that the gunman may have entered the church shortly after 1 p.m.
Police believe the shooter may be “down” inside the church’s main sanctuary.
Officers said one person was detained in the investigation, but wouldn’t confirm a statement from a church official that the lone gunman was dead. Hundreds remained locked in church buildings as police conducted what they said was a precautionary search for additional gunmen, police Lt. Fletcher Howard said.
It was unknown what condition the victims were in or how many were shot. New Life Associate Pastor Rob Brendle said there were fewer than 10 victims.
So much missing information in the entire story. Please let me know if you hear anything new regarding this murderous spree.
It was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away in Arvada. There, two people died and two were wounded early today when a gunman opened fire in a dormitory at a missionary training center on the campus of Faith Bible Chapel.
Of course, the article also mentions the church in CO is the same one Ted Haggard pastored and doesn’t fail to list the offenses against him. Sorry, that ticks me off and has NOTHING to do with a killer shooting people, possibly in two different CO locations. Just the media getting their jabs in. Freaking RETARDED!
Is CO a conceal and carry state? Are the police responsible for the downed gunman inside the New Life Church sanctuary, or an armed civilian? So many questions … please, bring any updates here as you find them out. Also, link your sources. In the meantime, if you are a prayer, pray for the victims of this terrible ordeal and their families.
Here’s the link regarding the first shooting.
UPDATE: Slapstick Politics has the story going too. They even have a moonbat commenter over there:
So the shooter killed only two and wounded two others. Too bad he didn’t have more time to get some more. Religious missionaries are very legitimate targets since they stick their noses into other people’s private religious affairs. America needs more shootings like this in the future to put the religious fanatics and loonies in their place.
Victims: From YWAM site.
It is difficult for me to imagine the degree of hate the commenter above has. The victims are good people with a heart to help others. The commenter has a black heart full of evil.