Arizona pastor in critical condition after he was SHOT IN THE HEAD while street preaching in Glendale
· Nov 17, 2023 ·

Just an awful and tragic story to report out of Arizona today.

A Christian pastor from Victory Chapel First Phoenix was apparently shot while standing and preaching on a street corner in Glendale, Arizona, on Wednesday evening.

The latest update from his church says that he is in critical condition:

Hans was taken to the ER where they discovered he had been shot after conducting a CT scan. He began seizing and was intubated. There has been some movement; however, physicians are uncertain how much is voluntary and began draining fluid from his brain. He remains in critical condition, please continue praying.

According to reports, Hans Schmidt was on the corner of 51st and Peoria avenues quoting Scripture and preaching with his megaphone when someone pulled a gun and shot the preacher in the head.

Paul Sanchez works nearby and recalled occasionally seeing people drive by, cursing and screaming at Schmidt as he preached. However, Sanchez said the preacher never responded with hostility.

"There was a slurry of everything, really. I mean, hateful comments, people yelling at him, 'Just get off the street.' All sorts of mean things," Sanchez told AZFamily.

No suspect has been arrested yet, and Schmidt is still in critical condition.

The hate for the truth of the Gospel is real and it's growing.

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