This is disturbing news.
Tim Remington, the Idaho pastor who gave the invocation at a campaign rally for Ted Cruz Saturday was shot and critically wounded in the parking lot of his church today.
Police told NBC station KHQ of Spokane, Washington that when officers arrived shortly before 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET), they found a man with several gunshot wounds.
The gunman fled and remains at large. An associate pastor at the church told KHQ that the gunman was described as a little more than 6 feet tall, with short curly blond hair, a slim build and glasses.
Remington, a prominent spokesman for conservative issues, delivered the opening prayer for Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas who is among the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, at a rally Saturday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
Nothing more is known about motive or who shot him.
Police are searching for Kyle Andrew Odom, who they say is suspected to be the shooter.