Worshippers were attending service at the House of Refuge Family Worship Center in Kansas City, MO, when a black gunman entered the church and fired, striking one parishioner in the head. The man who was shot was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. The gunman has yet to be taken into custody and no motive is yet known.
What is typically a place of love, joy, and worship became scene of terror as gunfire rang out during a Kansas City church service, hitting one person in the head on Sunday.
Police confirmed that a man entered the House of Refuge Family Worship Center near Hillcrest and E. 109th Street Sunday morning and fired shots, striking a church greeter in the head, who then fell through a window in the sanctuary. Police said person was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.
Police said the gunman, described as a black male, entered the church through a back door and then opened fire during a service…
In Missouri, no one is allowed to carry a concealed weapon in the church unless permission is given by the minister or other church official. Evidently, in this church, permission was not given and no one was armed, which allowed the gunman, described as a black man, to flee the scene and remain at large. If someone had been armed, it’s possible the gunman could have been apprehended.