Texas Church Shooting 2 Parishioners Dead
A shooting on Sunday at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, left three people dead, including the gunman according to the authorities.
The Supect gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday morning, killing two people with a shotgun before a member of the church’s volunteer security team fatally shot him, the authorities said.
About 240 people were inside the auditorium of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, near Fort Worth, when the gunman began shooting just before communion.
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A member of the security team was killed in the attack.
The shooting, which the authorities said lasted six seconds, was captured on video because the church regularly posts its services online.
the video, the gunman stands up during a quiet moment and briefly talks with someone standing against a wall. He then begins firing. Congregants crouch down in their pews. After a third loud bang, the gunman slumps to the ground as people scream.
Texas churches have also experienced such violence. In 1999, a gunman killed seven people and himself at a Baptist church in Fort Worth. And in 2017, a gunman with a ballistic vest strapped to his chest and a military-style rifle in his hands opened fire at a small Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, killing 26 people.