Update. A Facebook page has been created for Bishop Clay Sannar

Most have likely heard the horrific news out of Visalia, CA today of young Bishop Clay Sanner who was slain while at Church performing his pastoral administrative duties as Bishop in his Visalia 2nd Ward.  Several media links are below; however, the point of this post is to spread the word of a pledge fund for dontations to help the family.  Please see this link for details.  The fund was started by Connor Boyack. Based on recent tweets from Connor they have raised some $1500.00.

The Deseret News reported:

A bishop in the same stake, who was not present but spoke to witnesses, the shooter came to the church and was “visibly angry about something,” then came back after sacrament meeting and entered Sannar’s office.

The man shot Sannar in the foot then pulled him into the foyer, where he shot him in the face, the other bishop said, citing witness reports.

Bishop Sanner, 42 leaves a wife and six young children, one of whom is only six months old.  A recent media video update reports some of the details, including the subsequent shooting of the suspect by the police, and who is also apparently now dead.

The Salt Lake Tribune’s article has just been updated, but appears to be an AP story, rather than Tribune reporters.  Connor Boyack has been tweeting the story, and his most recent tweet has donations to the family at about $10,000.

Update: The Visalia Times Delta has probably the most  comprehensive coverage.

Update II: KSL is reporting the suspect’s name as Kenneth James Ward of Modesto, CA