A missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in serious condition after being shot multiple times Friday at a church site in Alabama.
Missionary shot in Alabama Latter-day Saint meetinghouse is in serious but stable condition
Michael Fauber, 18, was at the Birmingham Stake Center with two other missionaries and a group of people playing basketball when an unknown person entered the building.
After speaking with Fauber, the unidentified person shot him multiple times before fleeing the facility.
Fauber, who is from Ohio, was taken to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery. He is now listed in serious but stable condition.
No other missionaries were injured in the shooting. It is not known if the shooting suspect has been apprehended by law enforcement officials.
The Church spokesperson adds the missionary injured in the shooting, Elder Fauber has undergone surgery. The missionary’s parents are arriving Saturday afternoon.
Penrod also said, “other missionaries in the building were not physically hurt but are receiving counseling. The Church is cooperating with law enforcement and is awaiting additional details from investigators.
Our prayers are with this missionary, his family and all the missionaries and others impacted by this senseless act of violence.”