Shooting at Two Colorado Religious Organizations

It gets pretty scary when you have to wonder if you will get killed when you go to the one place on earth where you should be able to feel safe, the house of God. But early this morning police searched a house in Englewood, Colorado that may be linked to the deadly shootings at religious organizations this weekend in a small town called Arvada, near Colorado Springs. The first shooting was at a Christian missionary center and the second at a Colorado Springs megachurch. The gunman and four victims are now dead and six people wounded. The Chief of Police of the city of Arvada, Don Wick, said there is reason to believe the shootings are related.

The gunman, clad all in black, attacked members of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, killing one person and wounding four. He was killed by "a courageous security staff member," Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers said.

One of the four people who were wounded died late Sunday. Chief Myers said authorities from the two communities were cooperating in their investigations. Witnesses say the black-clad gunman matched the description issued by Arvada police after the slayings in their town. Brady Boyd, the senior pastor at New Life Church, said leaders of the nondenominational, evangelical congregation of more than 10,000 had beefed up security after the Arvada attacks. "Many lives were saved because of the quick action of some committed volunteers at our church," Boyd said. He said about 7,000 people were at the church. I know, I know, this is not the end of the world, but I sure do wish it were the end of guns in the hands of nuts.