Published March 6, 2016 by Alex Johnson and Becky Bratu (NBC News)
The pastor of a prominent Idaho church was shot and critically wounded in the church’s parking lot Sunday, a day after he delivered the invocation at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz , authorities told NBC News.
Tim Remington, 55, senior pastor of the nondenominational Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, was in critical condition at Kootenai Health and Medical Center late Sunday afternoon, the hospital told NBC News.
Police told NBC station KHQ of Spokane, Washington that when officers arrived shortly before 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET), they found a man with several gunshot wounds.
The gunman fled and remains at large. An associate pastor at the church told KHQ that the gunman was described as a little more than 6 feet tall, with short curly blond hair, a slim build and glasses.
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Remington, a prominent spokesman for conservative issues, delivered the opening prayer for Cruz , a U.S. senator from Texas who is among the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, at a rally Saturday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.Follow @FortySixNews