Shocking

Pastor Shot During Sermon

A pastor was shot and killed during his Sunday sermon yesterday in Maryville, Illinois' First Baptist Church. The Associated Press reports that the gunman walked down the aisle shortly after 8AM and shot the pastor with a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, firing four rounds until the weapon jammed. The pastor attempted to deflect the bullets with his Bible, which, witnesses report, sent a "confetti-like spray of paper into the air." When congregants wrestled the gunman to the ground, he injured himself and two others with a knife.