Police: Parishioners kill man who fatally shot 2 at Texas church
A shooting at a Texas church left the suspect and two victims dead, authorities say.
reports the death of the second victim was confirmed by an FBI spokesperson. The spokesperson also said the two congregants who shot the suspect were part of a security team.
White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said in a news conference Sunday afternoon that the shooter fired once at West Freeway Church of Christ just before 10 a.m.
Bevering said two parishioners returned fire, killing the gunman.
No names have been released. A motive for the attack is still under investigation.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said the gunman is “relatively transient” but had roots in the area. DeSarno said the gunman had also been arrested several times in the past.
The church live streams its service and the shooting was captured on video,
reported. The video has since been taken down.
Governor Greg Abbot released the following statement:
White Settlement is a city in Tarrant County and is a suburb of Fort Worth.