Once again we are seeing violence at our churches. Even on this special day we must be vigilant.See the story below.
ASHTABULA, Ohio – Police in northeast Ohio are investigating a shooting outside a church that has reportedly left one man dead after an Easter service.
One is reported to be dead.
A member of the Hiawatha Church said the man was shot soon after Easter services ended, at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday. It is said the man knew the shooter, and that a suspect was taken into custody.
The church’s pastor said congregants were leaving the church when they heard a gunshot.
“People pushed me into a back office and said, `Somebody’s here with a gun,”‘ said the Rev. David Howard Jr. “The guy was outside hollering and acting crazy.”
There were no immediate reports of any other injuries.
He said the church has about 175 members. He said people at the church didn’t know what led up to the shooting.