Many have written kind notes of encouragement for me after last night’s shooting. Thank you for your sensitivity and kindness. I thank God for the grace of friends near and far who lift us up in prayer.

It turns out that there were at least thirty-eight shots fired, but as far as I know no one was injured. The shooting occurred about five minutes before our pastor arrived at the tutoring center to prepare for the V2LA gathering, and I thank God for the grace of protection over him and our guests.

I also learned from my sister today that the helicopter and police-tape perimeter on Monday afternoon was a part of officers apprehending two armed suspects who stole a car and were on their way into our community to shoot members of the Rolling 20’s who occupy our immediate streets. I thank God for the grace of the officer’s vigilance who spotted the suspects and chased them down.

Sometimes when a shooting is unsuccessful in hitting a target, there will be repeated attempts until that objective is met. Please join with me in praying for peace on our streets and continued measures of grace from our God who hears our cries.

UPDATE: Pastor Danny corrected me that someone was shot that night. We don’t know any more than that at this point.

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