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LDS mission president shot during attempted armed robbery in Mexico, officials confirm

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Sep 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 14:42:47-04

injured mission presidentOAXACA, Mexico — A mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is recovering after being shot during an attempted armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Mexico Monday.

Lynn R. Madsen, from Orem, is serving as a mission president in the Mexico-Oaxaca mission.

“President Madsen sustained injuries to both legs from a single gunshot. Fortunately, his wounds are not serious in nature,” LDS church spokesman Eric Hawkins said. “He is receiving medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.”