Teen shootings addressed in Sunday mass

July 19, 2009 4:11:25 PM PDT
Two days after a pair of teens were wounded by gunfire outside St. Sabina church, the pastor says he and his congregation will not be intimidated in their own neighborhood.The Rev. Michael Pfleger addressed the shooting during Sunday morning mass.

The two wounded teens are cousins. They were at the church gym playing basketball as part of the church's anti-violence efforts when they were shot.

"Understand, the fire has only come to free me," he told the congregation.

One of the teens remained hospitalized in stable condition Sunday. The other teen was released Saturday.

Police said Sunday no one was in custody.