WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — Two people are dead and another critically injured after a shooting at a church in Texas.
According to CBSDFW, the shooting happened around 10 o’clock Sunday morning at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Tarrant County, which is located west of Fort Worth.
Witnesses told the news outlet that the gunman walked up to a server during communion and opened fire with a shotgun. This reportedly prompted another parishioner to shoot him.
Two men died reportedly from their injuries and another man was critically injured. Police say the gunman is among the three victims, but it is currently unclear if he is dead or injured.
MedStar told CBSDFW that the injured man passed away while en route to the hospital, but was resuscitated and is currently undergoing surgery.
Two other people were injured trying to take cover during the incident. They have since been treated and released.
The Texas Attorney General released a statement on Twitter saying he was both shocked and saddened by the shooting.
We are shocked and saddened to hear reports of a shooting at a church in White Settlement.
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.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) December 29, 2019
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also provided the news outlet with the following statement in regard to the shooting.
“Our hearts go out to the victims and families of those killed in the evil act of violence that occurred at the West Freeway Church of Christ. 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.”
This is a developing story. FOX 8 will provide more updates as they become available.