Last night, two Mormon missionaries were shot in Virginia. Morgan Winslow Young of Bountiful, Utah and Joshua Heidbrink of Greeley, Colorado were shot, and Elder Young died. Here are bare facts from the Washington Times:
The men, who had been going door to door doing missionary work, were walking alongside a road without sidewalks just after 6 p.m. Monday when a man approached, shot them and ran away, police said.
One of the victims ran to a nearby nursing home seeking help, police said.
Mr. Heidbrink’s uncle, Craig Heidbrink, told a Salt Lake City television that the two missionaries first saw a man apparently shoot at someone else on the street, who was not hit. The gunman then turned and fired at the missionaries, he said.
Our prayers go out to Elder Heidbrink and to the families of both missionaries.