A woman wearing a long coat entered Lakewood Church, a significant evangelical temple in Houston, Texas, and opened fire at the entrance. She was killed by two off-duty officers who were carrying out security duties. The woman made statements about having a bomb before she was shot down, and an anti-explosive brigade was called to seize the place.
According to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, the woman entered the temple with a long weapon and a backpack shortly before 2 pm, accompanied by a child about four or five years old. The child was hit by bullets and transported to a hospital in critical condition, while a third male subject aged 26 to 28 was injured in the hip. The woman also made statements about having a bomb during the shooting.
Governor Greg Abbott expressed condolences for those impacted by the tragic shooting and offered the full support of Texas to bring the criminal to justice. He emphasized the sacredness of places of worship and called for prayers for the Lakewood Church community. According to police, it was an isolated incident, and there are no security problems at Lakewood Church. The investigation is still in its early stages.