Two people are dead and a third critically wounded after a gunman opened fire during services at a church near Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday.
Police say two of the victims died on the way to the hospital.
It is not clear if the shooter was killed or is the wounded man. The shooter has not been identified and his motive is unknown.
Sunday’s shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the Forth Worth suburb of White Settlement was seen on a live YouTube feed.
(The gunman is obscured in the upper portion of the video, seen in the tweet below.)
Video of two parishioners who fatally shot the gunman who attacked the West Freeway Church of Christ at 1900 south Las Vegas Trail in White Settlement, which is near Fort Worth.@CrimeResearch1 #2A #DGU @NRA @Everytown #ConcealedCarry #GunFreeZones pic.twitter.com/keQLyfMh58
— John R Lott Jr. (@JohnRLottJr) December 29, 2019
“Places of worship are meant to be sacred and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Twitter, adding that his heart goes out to the victims and families of “the evil act of violence.”
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Image “Church of Christ Shooting” by West Freeway Church of Christ.