Man Walks into South Carolina Church, Robs It and Shoots Parishioner

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Centro Christiano Church

People. A South Carolina man remains on the loose after robbing a church and shooting one of its members early Sunday morning.

The horrifying incident occurred just after 6 a.m. Sunday morning when the “lone” gunman barged into Centro Cristiano De Columbia Church on Decker Blvd. where churchgoers were kneeling in prayer, demanding money, Forest Acres Police Department revealed in a news release.

Soon after, the suspect fired a couple of rounds into the air and shot the parishioner before fleeing the scene in a dark colored Toyota Prius, according to the news release. The gunman has been described by churchgoers as tall, slim, wearing a black striped shirt, black pants and a bandana.

He was armed with a small silver semi-auto pistol.

It is not immediately clear if the suspect was a member of the church.

On Monday, police revealed in a press conference that the investigation is ongoing.

The victim was transported to a local hospital at the time of the incident and immediately went into surgery. He remains in critical, yet stable condition, police said in the press conference as of today.

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