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South Bend Police Chief attends Sunday Service where gunshots were fired just days before


Sunday service at Kingdom Christian Center was just like all the rest, except this time the sermon is a message for those outside the church.  Pastor Canneth Lee told his congregation, "We will not let the enemy deter us, we will not be silent, and we will not be fearful."

Pastor Lee chose his words this week to let the community know his church will continue the work they're doing despite violence within their own walls.  Wednesday the church's drummer was getting ready to leave when Pastor Lee said, he noticed a guy walked in and the guy had a mask on and then he noticed the guy had a gun.  When he realized that he flipped the lights off ran, heard a gunshot, ran out of the back into the sanctuary and ran to a neighbor to get help."

Luckily no one was hurt.  But Sunday the bullet holes that are  still visible, have sent shockwaves through the congregation.  "I was shocked and surprised that somebody would come into church and do something like that," said Burnell Williams.

Those feelings are shared by South Bend Police Chief Ron Teachman, who showed up to Sunday Service he said, "to show support particularly for the target that day and the whole congregation that the police department of city of South Bend supports them."

Chief Teachman said the church is in what he calls a "hot spot."  "This house of faith is located in an area that we know has had significant amount of gun violence as of late."  But he says that doesn't excuse what happened here.  That's why Teachman asked the Congregation to be "deputy shepherds" to help keep the neighborhood safe.  It's a partnership Pastor Lee wants too.  "We're gonna stand together to make a difference in our community."

If you know anything about who shot a gun inside the Church Wednesday September 18th call police.

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