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Prominent pastor of NC church shot dead while cleaning gun

WEDDINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- The pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Charlotte is dead from a gunshot wound while cleaning his gun. The Union County Sheriff's Office said Bishop Phillip Milton Davis of Nations Ford Community Church died Saturday. Authorities say Davis was planning to visit a firing range and was cleaning his pistol at his Weddington home when it accidentally fired, causing a fatal chest wound.

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