Pastor holding prayer vigil for injured Northland mother, daughter

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KANSAS CITY, Mo – A pastor who has been with the family of a Northland mother and daughter since they were shot at their Northland home and now he is pleading for answers.

Authorities say that Michelle Class and her 14-year-old daughter Reagan Class are still in very serious condition after a gunman targeted and shot them in their own home Tuesday morning. The suspect in the shooting is still at-large.

Michelle Class and her daughters.

Michelle Class and her daughters.

While the mother and daughter fight to stay alive, their close friend and pastor George Sipp is fighting for their justice.

Sipp just saw the Class family here for church on Sunday. Just days later, he got the call he will never forget.

“Heartbroken, I think all of us are heartbroken,” said Sipp.

It’s something Sipp says he’s never experienced. He’s been with Michelle Class and her 14 year old daughter Reagan, praying with the family ever since they were shot on Tuesday morning.

“Some wonderful folks and unfortunately some traumatic and tragic things have happened,” Sipp said.

Police say the mother and daughter were at their Northland home when a man shot them. Investigators believe the gunman targeted them.

“This is somebody who needs to be off the streets,” said Sipp. “This is somebody we have no clue who it is. For the family’s sake we need somebody to take responsibility for this.”

Sipp says no one in the family knows who the man is or why he would want to try and kill Michelle and Reagan. Michelle’s husband and Reagan’s dad Dan recently posted to Facebook writing that Michelle is doing well, while Reagan is a miracle and he believes she is still alive.

Sipp says he has been praying with Dan to stay strong for the family.

“We see healing in the family,” said Sipp. “And we are so blessed the girls are still with us but we also deeply hoping that somebody will step forward with some information.”

And until the suspect is behind bars, Sipp says he will continue to plead for answers on the family’s behalf. As part of his fight he is hosting a vigil this weekend for the family.

“We need that, we need the prayer,” he says.

Pastor Sipp is hoping for a big turn out, to show Michelle and Reagan their community is behind them.

“Reagan, Michelle…we love you,” said Sipp. “We are going to be praying for you, we are gonna be beside you every step of the way.”

Reagan’s birthday is coming up, so the church will also have a big card for everything to sign and Sipp will deliver it to her at the hospital.

The vigil will be at Northgate Church from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday July 12th.​

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