Tim Remington, a pastor in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was shot in the back four times outside his church on Sunday, just one day after leading a prayer at a Ted Cruz rally.
"We just want to be here for everyone in our congregation. Be here for our pastor. We are going to go to the hospital and wait for the word to make sure he is okay," said one church member, according to CBS affiliate KREM
"He opens his home to people. He takes them in and lets them live in his home. All the people society has turned their backs on, he goes out and he reaches out to them."
Police said the shooting took place around 2:00 p.m.
Kyle Odom, 30, is suspected of shooting Remington in the back four times, then fleeing the scene in a 2004 Silver Honda Accord with Idaho license plate K578519.
Witnesses told NBC affiliate KHQ
that Odom attended church services, then waited in his car until Remington came out to the parking lot.
"He's introducing the Bible and Jesus Christ to so many lost souls around here that it's just, I can't believe that someone would even think of doing something like this to him," Kevin Baurele said.
According to KXLY
, Altar Church Outreach Pastor John Padula said Remington suffered a shattered pelvis, a skull fracture, a broken arm, and a punctured lung.
"It's absolutely amazing seeing the community coming together," Padula said. "A lot of people just care about Pastor Tim as a person and what he's doing in the community."
Remington was reportedly talking to medics when they arrived and transported him to Kootenai Medical Center.
He is expected to make a full recovery, and could be released this week, KREM reported.
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