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An Orem man serving as Mormon mission president in the Mexican city of Juchitán de Zaragoza is recovering from gunshot wounds to his legs after he was shot during a Subway restaurant holdup.
Officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed the Monday shooting, but emphasized that 55-year-old Lynn Richard Madsen, president of the Mexico Oaxaca Mission, was doing well in a Mexican hospital and was expected to make a full recovery.
In a posting on her Facebook page, Madsen's daughter Kayla Madsen Jarrett said her father was wounded in both calves.
"He is doing just fine. He will be at the hospital for observation for a few more days," she wrote. "We know the Lord is watching over him right now, and we are all very thankful that this incident wasn't worse."
The robbery and wounding of the LDS missionary leader also made headlines for the Mexican news outlet PaGina3, which reported that Madsen was with two fellow missionaries when two teenage males rode up on a motorcycle. One of them pulled a pistol and began robbing customers who were dining outside the restaurant.
"Initial investigations indicate that [Madsen] opposed the assault, for which he received two shots, one in each leg," the outlet reported.
After an initial altercation with witnesses, the two suspects reportedly sped away from the scene. They remained at large Wednesday.
Erin Alberty contributed to this report