CNN is reporting that two (so far) unrelated shootings occurred about 70 miles apart in Colorado on December 9th leaving 2 dead and several injured.

The first occurred at 12:30am at a YWAM (Youth with a Mission) training facility in a Denver suburb. A man walked into the center, asked for housing, and when told that wasn’t possible pulled a gun and shot 4 people.  Two died during surgery while the other two continue to recover. The suspect is still on the loose.

From YWAM’s Press Room (check back for updated information):

They were simply doing what they did so well: serve. Please pray for Peter and Linda Warren as they lead their staff of 127 through this tragedy, for staff and students, and the families

 

The second shooting occurred around 1pm in the parking lot at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. Associate Pastor Rob Brendle and the local police disagree on some of the specifics but several people were injured, including the suspect. The police say 3-5 were injured, the hospital hasn’t given a specific number.  The police state that no one was killed.  A pipe bomb was also found at the church. New Life was in the news in 2006 when its founder Ted Haggard resigned.  Evening services were canceled.

 

This is a sad day for these families.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

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