The ex-boyfriend fatally shot the woman and her friend outside the Iowa Megacharch
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A man angry over a recent breakup shot outside a megacharch this week – killing his ex-girlfriend and his friend before firing on himself.
According to People22 years old Eden Maria Montang And 21 years old Vivian Renee Flores Was to join a Bible study service Salt CompanyChurch College Ministry, Thursday evening Cornerstone Church. However, when the event takes a tragic turn Jonathan Lee Whitlach The Iowa Ames arrived at the megacharch just before 7pm and fatally shot two college students in the parking lot. The 33-year-old committed suicide after both women were shot. Although they had a third friend with them at the time, they were not injured in the surprise attack.
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Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald He told reporters that the shocking incident was a targeted attack that led to the recent termination of relations between Whitlach and Montag. He was recently arrested for third-degree harassment and disguise as a government official in an incident “directly related to the breakup.” Fitzgerald says, per KCCI-TV:
“It simply came to our notice then. There were more than 80 students in the Bible Study Auditorium, and if he had found his way inside the church with that intention, it would have been much more sad for us than it is today. ”
Court records obtained by Des Moines Register Allegedly, on May 1, a person repeatedly called Massage height, Where Montag worked as a certified massage therapist at the time, he claimed as a police officer was investigating an inappropriate relationship between him and another police officer. It is alleged that the ambassador provided the information to the student Ames Tribune.
At that time the person gave more than one fake name. However, the conversation was recorded and matched with his voice whitelitch. According to legal documents, the court set $ 6,500 for Whitlach and a June 10 hearing was scheduled.
Her victims were both students at Iowa State University. The school president issued a statement following their deaths, stating:
“We are shocked to learn of the deaths of two Iowa State University students who were killed last night outside our Cornerstone Church. Eden Montang was a senior at the College of Human Sciences from Boone and Vivian Flores was a junior at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from West Des Moines. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and friends. Our hearts go out to the other students who were in church at the time of the shooting. We know many more in our community join the service or are members of Cornerstone. “
Has such a tragedy happened here? Our hearts go out to the loved ones of Eden and Vivian during this difficult time.
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