4 Shot at Haggard's Colo. Church

Unclear if related to earlier shooting at missionary center 70 miles away
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2007 3:15 PM CST
A portrait of Ted Haggard hangs in the world prayer center on the campus of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. in this 2006 file photo. Haggard moved Wednesday from his longtime home in Colorado...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Gunfire struck Colorado Christians a second time today, hitting at least four people in the parking lot of Ted Haggard's New Life Church this afternoon, the AP reports. It was unclear if the incident, in Colorado Springs, was linked to two earlier shooting deaths at a missionary training center 70 miles away, where officials said a white male shot 4 staffers after being denied shelter last night.

None of the Colorado Springs victims were killed, CNN reports. A church pastor said the gunman fired from the parking lot, but may have also entered the New Life Church, which was founded by disgraced evangelical Haggard. It is among the state's largest, with some 10,000 members.