Texas church shooting leaves 2 dead, a witness says a gunman opened fire during a communion service

closeVideo: Several people are shot and killed in Fort Worth, Texas, church

Fox News’s Christina Coleman reports.

Two people were killed and another person was injured in a shooting at a church in Texas on Sunday, according to officials.

The incident happened at about 9:57 a.m. hour on the West Freeway Church of Christ, which is located in the city of White Settlement, outside of Fort Worth.

“It’s all very tragic,” Fort Worth Fire department spokesman, Mike Drivdahl, told reporters.

MedStar, the ambulance service provider to Fort Worth and other cities and towns in north Texas, said that two people were killed in the shooting, and another person were in critical condition.


MedStar adding that the victims ranged in age from 30 to 60 years of age. MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the spokesperson for the police Macara Trusty, told the Associated Press that one person died in the church and in the White Settlement, which is approximately 8 km to the west of Fort Worth, and the other died on the way to the hospital.

A huge emergency response following a reported shooting at a church in White Settlement, Texas.
(KTVT via NNS)

While the Drivdahl and had no details about what led up to the incident, a witness to the shooting, told KTVT, the gunman walked up to a server by using a command at the host, and then opened fire before he was shot by a member of the church.

Two people were killed in the shooting, emergency workers said.

“It was the most scariest thing. You can feel like your life is flashing before you and Isabel Arreola told the tv station. “I was so worried about my little girl.”

The church, however, was apparently a live stream of the service when the shooting took place, FOX4 has been reported.

Images from the scene showed a huge response in case of an emergency. Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, has called the shooting an “evil act of violence,” in the catholic church.

Places of worship are intended to be for the holy place, and for that I am grateful to the members of the church who have acted quickly to take down the shooter and prevent further loss of life,” the governor said in a statement. “Cecilia and I ask all Texans to join with us in praying for the White Settlement community, and to all those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy.”


David McClelland with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News that the shooter was “down” and suffered a gunshot wound, but it was unclear where the bullet came from. At this time, authorities believe that there was only one shooter. MedStar, told FOX4 that the gunman was among the dead.

The shootings happened on a Sunday morning, and on the West Freeway Church of Christ, which is located in the city of White Settlement, Texas.
(Fox News)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted about the situation, asking for prayers for all the victims and their families, the congregation, and the law enforcement officers at the scene.

Agents from the Dallas Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said they were responding to the scene of a reported shooting. White Settlement is located about 8 km south-west of Fort Worth.

This is a further development of the story. Keep checking back for new updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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