2 Ministers Shot at in Church Parking Lot

Churchgoers have identified the victim as Pastor Dwayne Sheperd

Two ministers were shot at while sitting in a car in their church’s parking lot late Sunday night in Grant Hill.

San Diego police say the two ministers from the Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church were in a car talking around 9:30 p.m. when a man walked up to the passenger side and starting shooting into the car.

The suspect fired four rounds into the window and then ran from the parking lot.

One of the bullets grazed the passenger's chest and went into his arm. Churchgoers have identified the victim as Pastor Dwayne Sheperd. Sheperd was taken to the hospital but has since been released.

The other minister in the car wasn't hit.

The church community was shocked to hear the news.

“Upset. Angry. I'm hoping and praying they find out who did it,” said Deacon Charles Edmundson.

Richard Petruska has lived next to the church for two years. He says he has never heard gunshots in the neighborhood before Sunday night.

“Why would anybody shoot at two men of the Lord? I don’t understand that at all. I’ve seen the church always give out food donations and stuff like that. It seems like they’re a pretty good church,” Petruska said.

Police found the suspect's gun within the crime scene but wouldn't give specifics as to where.

Officers were still looking for the shooter Monday afternoon. That suspect is described as an African American man in his 20s, around 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds with a thin build, wearing black clothing and a black baseball cap.

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