2 Killed, Including Suspect, In Texas Church Shooting | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/30/2019

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A parishioner was killed and another critically injured in a shooting inside a Texas church during Sunday service. The gunman was fatally shot as members of the congregation fired back, according to police.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.



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Just days after christmas, a gunman walked into a texas church and opened fire killing a parishioner and critically injuring another that shooting shouting shattering the peace at a sunday service near fort worth the terrifying moments caught on camera, as that service was being live-streamed. Amid the chaos some church goers quickly jumping into action pulling out their own weapons, we get late d ...
tails tonight for a reporter jack highberger with our station kxa s and a warning. This video is disturbing. It happened in the middle of church service. This livestream, showing the gunman, approached someone standing at the side. He then pulls out what appears to be a long gun in fires, shooting two people, another churchgoerpulls out his own gun and fires back taking down the gunman terrified, parishioners dive for cover some fleeing the church. Others moving toward the down gunman, their own guns drawn. The shooting happened at west freeway church of christ in the town of white settlement, texas, just outside of fort worth 9-1-1 calls about gunshots started to come in just before 10 a. m. tragically, the person shot by the suspect died at a local hospital. As we stated, the suspect is deceased. Governor greg abbott today issued this statement in response, our hearts go out to the victims and families of those killed and the evil act of violence that occurred.

I am grateful for the church members whoacted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life. Places of worship historically have always been under attack. They'Re easy targets. Multiple law enforcement agencies are now assisting the investigation as police work, to figure out a motive for the deadly attack beginning of the year end of the year holiday. It'S all very tragic anytime that we suffer loss in our community. It'S it not only affects the people that were here today, but it affects the first responders as well and peter tonight. As law enforcement works to figure out a motive, they say this could have been much worse. Had it not been for the heroic actions of that church security team.


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