A 26-year-old father of two is in critical condition after being shot in the head around 6:00 p.m. on November 15, 2023, while preaching on the street in Glendale, Arizona.
FOX 10 Phoenix reported that 26-year-old Hans Schmidt was standing on a corner “outside a Glendale church” when he was shot.
On Friday, November 17, spokesperson Gina Winn from the Glendale Police provided an update on the incident
She stated that Schmidt was “standing on the Northwest corner of 51st Ave. and Peoria where he was preaching about a church service” when the attack occurred.
Police first believed Schmidt had been assaulted, but later determined he had been shot.
Winn also said, “51st Avenue and Peoria is a very busy intersection, so we know for a fact that there were people within the area.”
“There were vehicles driving within the area, so we believe there is somebody within the Valley that does know something about what happened. We believe there is someone in the Valley who knows what happened. If you saw an individual or vehicle, you’re asked to call the Glendale Police Department,” she added.
Schmidt is a military medic, a husband, and “a father to two young children.”
According to USA Today, Schmidt is also the outreach director at Victory Chapel.
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