Skip to comments.1 dead in Illinois Church Shooting
Posted on 03/08/2009 10:38:10 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
MARYVILLE, Ill. Illinois state police say a man has shot a pastor to death and injured others at an church during a service in the community of Maryville.
Illinois Master Trooper Ralph Timmins says the man walked down the aisle during the early Sunday service at First Baptist Church in Maryville.
He said the man exchanged words with pastor Fred Winters and then pulled out a .45-caliber handgun.
Timmins said the man fatally shot Winters once before the gun jammed, then pulled out a knife and wounded himself.
Churchgoers tried to subdue the attacker and two of them suffered minor injuries.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Fred Winters, Senior Pastor Of First Baptist Church in Maryville, has been killed.
picture of perp?
Illinois is still a no-issue state, right? (As opposed to may-issue or shall-issue.)
A prayer service will be held tonight at 6:00pm, March 8, 2009, at Metro Community Chuch in Edwardsville, IL.
The gunman is unknown yet...
Very sad. The earlier stories said that members of the congregation knifed him. This story makes more sense.
He leaves a wife and two lovely daughters.
There’s a photo of the Pastor and his family at
but the website now seems to be down. Maybe too many people trying to visit it.
God rest his soul.
Pulled out a knife and wounded himself, after the gun jammed?
Intended murder-suicide. Not described as a member of the church, and I’m very certain he would have been identified as such, had he been.
Either the shooter was completely delusional, or it was personal.
We’ve come to the point in this country where churches need security...
I couldn’t get on that website either...
The media and the schools have done all they can to make Christianity responsible for everything evil in our country.
A woman in the next county to me walked into her church and killed the secretary because she thought the minister and congregation paid too much attention to the woman. She was completely delusional and is serving a life sentence.
We’ve come to the point in this country where
you’ll have to carry every where you go...
“Master Trooper Ralph Timmins says the man walked down the aisle during the service, exchanged words with the pastor, then drew a .45-caliber handgun and fired.”