ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Charles Richard Jennings aka Charles Jennings Jr (photo above) is sought in the St. James Catholic Church shooting today in Ogden. Charles Richard Jennings is the sole suspected church gunman today June 16, 2013. In a news briefing, officials report that Charles Richard Jennings allegedly shot a church visitor during services today inside St. James Catholic Church. He then allegedly left the scene of the attack.
Witnesses were able to allegedly identify the suspect and his vehicle. They report that Jennings allegedly fled the scene in a stolen 1996 GMC truck with license plate number 584UTV. KSL’s Sandra Yi has been covering the story extensively since it broke. She tweeted moments ago “Police say it wasn’t a random act of violence.” As of 4:15 pm EST, she says that Jennings is still being sought.
But who is the allegedly shooter? “Parishioner tells me shooting victim is a longtime member of this church and the grandfather of suspect’s son. Police have not confirmed”, Yi tweets. “Priest says several parishioners tried to chase down the shooter after he fled. He asked for prayers for both victim and suspect.”
The name of the victim has yet to be released to news. The victim is purportedly male and was seated at the back of the church next to his wife at the time.