Gunman opens fire at New Life Church in Col Springs

This was not a good day for Christians in Colorado. A gunman brought a high-powered rifle into New Life Church in Colorado Springs today after the 11:00 am service was getting out, just before 1 pm. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports:

Police were searching the sprawling campus of the 10,000-member church for reported bombs that may have been connected to the 1:10 p.m. incident. Officers said the gunman opened fire 30 minutes after a service ended and as many as 7,000 people took shelter in buildings or fled.
Of the four wounded, three were admitted to Penrose Hospital, where one was listed in critical condition, one in fair condition and a third in good condition. The status of the fourth victim wasn’t available.
Pastor Brady Boyd said one of the dead was a New Life member.
“My heart is broken,” he said.
Police said the gunman was shot and killed by a security guard.
“He probably saved a lot of lives,” Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers said.
Hundreds of New Life members remained locked in church buildings for up to four hours as police conducted what they said was a precautionary search for additional gunmen, police Lt. Fletcher Howard said.


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