A report of a possible shooting at a church in Houston, led by famous pastor Joel Osteen, has sent shockwaves through the city. The church, with an average attendance of 45,000 people, was hosting a live service when gunshots rang out in the background.
The Spanish-language mass was about to begin when chaos broke out. People reportedly panicked and ran away as police responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time.
Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church, and witnesses reported hearing a burst of gunfire. The condition of the suspect is unknown, and it is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained.
The church alerted its followers on social media about the situation and asked for prayers. The community is also showing their support by coming together to pray for those affected by this tragic event.
As law enforcement and other authorities continue to respond to this potential active shooter situation, the public’s support remains strong for Lakewood Church and its congregation.