At least 2 reportedly killed in Texas church shooting

by Editorial Team

At least two people were reportedly killed in a shooting inside a crowded church near Fort Worth, Texas, a terrifying scene captured on video Sunday morning.

It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, but footage of the incident shows what appears to be a man shooting at least two people and then getting shot as he tried turning his weapon at the crowd.

The shooting took place at West Freeway Church of Christ in the city of White Settlement. Sunday’s service was live streamed on YouTube.

The video, which has since been made private, shows dozens of horrified churchgoers ducking under their seats as several people, including someone who appeared to be a security guard, drew their own weapons toward the gunman.

A local CBS affiliate reported that two people were killed and another was in critical condition, but authorities had not released any information as of 1 p.m.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a short statement on Twitter early Sunday afternoon.

“We are shocked and saddened to hear reports of a shooting at a church in White Settlement,” he wrote. “As reports come in, please pray for any victims and their families, this congregation, and the law enforcement officials at the scene. My office will assist in any way needed.”

Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were headed to the scene Sunday afternoon to assist in the investigation, according to the agency, which is known as ATF.

The incident comes two years after a gunman opened fire inside another Texas church in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The shooter, 26-year-old Devin Kelley, killed 26 people and wounded more than 20 others at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Nov. 5, 2017.


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