Motive unknown in Idaho church shooting, search continues

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Posted: Mar 08, 2016 3:59 AM
Motive unknown in Idaho church shooting, search continues

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police say there was no obvious motive in the church parking lot shooting of an Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

A search continued for the suspect, a man with a history of mental illness who authorities say had attended services at the church before opening fire.

Officials said Altar Church pastor Tim Remington, who has counseled drug addicts and inmates in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was shot as many as six times Sunday, including in the head and lung. He was expected to survive.

The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is looking for 30-year-old local resident Kyle Andrew Odom, a decorated former Marine who should be considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities say Odom was not a parishioner and had no known connection to the church.