COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Coeur d’Alene police are searching for a suspect who shot a man in the parking lot of a church Sunday afternoon.From KHQ:
Just before 2:00 p.m. police were called to the Altar Church on the corner of 9th and Best. Officials said they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Kootenai Medical Center but his condition is unknown.
A family member says the man who was shot is Tim Remington and he is a pastor at the church. He also prayed at the Ted Cruz rally on Saturday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. His nephew Matthew said he was shot four times while walking to his car. He said he is alive and was talking to EMS workers on his way to the hospital.
Police said the suspect fled the scene before they got there and has not been located.
[...]The hospital reported Sunday afternoon that Remington was in critical condition.
A well-known Coeur d’Alene pastor was shot six times as he was leaving the Altar Church Sunday after services.
Pastor Tim Remington was shot just before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the church at 901 E. Best Ave., according to Coeur d’Alene police.
Remington was taken to Kootenai Health where he’s in surgery, according to John Padula, outreach pastor at the church. Padula, who has been in contact with Remington’s family, said the pastor was shot in the lung, hip or leg, the arm and in the head.
The shooter is still at large.
Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said the shooting was captured on the church’s surveillance cameras. A white male in a silver vehicle was waiting for Remington in the church parking lot and shot him in the back as Remington got into his car, White said. The shooter then fled in the silver vehicle.
Police know of no motive for the shooting, White said.
Remington is director of Good Samaritan Rehabilitation, which provides faith-based drug and alcohol treatment. He also spent many years counseling inmates at the Kootenai County Jail, according to previous stories.
On Saturday he prayed with Sen. Ted Cruz and a crowd of thousands at a Cruz campaign stop in Coeur d’Alene
Remington’s wife Cindy and his four children are at the hospital with him, Padula said.Update 2
This story is developing and will be updated.
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