(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHRONICLE)
Two people dead, one wounded in shooting at Church of Christ in Texas
Agunman opened fire during the Lord’s Supper at a Church of Christ in Texas this morning, killing one worshiper and critically wounding a second.
Armed members immediately returned fire and killed the shooter at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement.
“Today, evil walked boldly among us,” Tarrant County Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn said at an afternoon news briefing. “But let me remind you: Good people raised up and stopped it before it got worse.”
Jeoff Williams, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said: “We have a couple of heroic parishioners who … saved countless lives. Our hearts are going out to them and their families.”
A video of the church’s worship assembly, viewed by The Christian Chronicle, showed a man saying something to a member holding a communion tray. Then the man backed up, pulled out a weapon and fired at that member and another man near the back of the nearly full auditorium. In just a few seconds, at least one armed member returned fire, and the shooter fell to the ground.
At least two additional people with handguns approached the gunman as the gunfire ended — the louds blasts replaced with screams and tears from the shocked congregation.
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