Two monks are dead, two are wounded in a shocking tragedy in rural northwest Missouri. An elderly Kearney man, armed with an AK-47 and a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle, entered the Basilica at Conception Abbey yesterday afternoon and opened fire, before killing himself. The Reverend Philip Schuster of Pilot’s Grove and Brother Damian Larson of Wichita, Kansas, were both shot to death. Wounded are monks Kenneth Reichert of Brunswick and Norbert Schappler of Atchison, Kansas. The suspected killer, 71-year-old Lloyd Jeffress of Kearney, was found dead in a pew in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Polan says noone at Conception Abbey knew Jeffress.
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