A possible shooting at a church in Houston led by famous pastor Joel Osteen has sent shockwaves throughout the community. The incident happened during a live service at Lakewood Church, which has an average attendance of 45,000 people.
The service was about to begin when gunshots rang out in the background, prompting panic among attendees. Police were called and responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time.
It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained in connection with the incident. The condition of the suspect who was shot is unknown, but law enforcement officials are on the scene working to gather more information and secure the area.
The church issued a statement on social media asking for prayers for those affected by the shooting and for peace in the community. Witnesses reported hearing a burst of gunfire and running away in fear, causing chaos and confusion on-site.
As authorities continue their investigation into the incident, there is an outpouring of public support and prayers for Lakewood Church and its members. The situation remains tense as law enforcement works to resolve it and ensure safety for all involved.
This tragic event underscores how vulnerable our communities are to violence, regardless of where they take place or who is involved. It also serves as a reminder that we must come together as one to fight against such acts of violence and promote peace and unity among all members of our society.