Tragedy

Salvation Army Major Killed

Sad news out of Little Rock, Arkansas: Two unknown men shot and killed a Salvation Army major in front of his three young children on Christmas Eve. Police are looking for the suspected killers, who reportedly accosted the man, Philip Wise, and his four-, six-, and eight-year-old children at 4 p.m. on Thursday near a Salvation Army center. One of the men pulled a gun and demanded money from Wise, the county coroner says, before firing at him. The major’s wife, Cindy, who is also a Salvation Army major, called 911 from inside the center, where she was at the time of the shooting. Wise had been working in the Little Rock community running youth programs, a food pantry, and church services for the past three years.