The pastor was identified as Alfrery Líctor Cruz Canseco; and he was the leader of the Christian Fraternity church located in the state of Oaxaca, in Mexico.
He was preaching when he was shot. Unfortunately, Canseco died while being taken to a local hospital. His attacker was arrested because the church members stopped him.
Merwyn Thomas, executive president of CSW said in a statement: “We express our deepest condolences to the family and the congregation of Pastor Cruz Canseco.”
A statement published on the Christian Fraternity church Facebook page said: “We are really sorry. Alfrery Lictor Cruz Canseco was a friend and brother in Christ, and we loved him so much.”
Although the reason why the pastor was killed is unknown, CSW notes that the incident occurred immediately after a series of attacks against religious leaders in the region.