Near the Southwest Freeway in Houston, a live service at Lakewood Church was disrupted by gunshots. The famous pastor Joel Osteen was hosting the service at the church, which has an average attendance of 45,000 people. The shooting occurred just before the Spanish-language mass was about to begin.
Local law enforcement responded to the active shooting and reportedly shot a possible suspect. The condition of the suspect is not known, and it is unclear if there are any other suspects or individuals who have been detained. Witnesses reported a burst of gunfire, causing panic and prompting people to run away.
The church quickly alerted its followers on social media about the situation and asked for prayers. Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church as authorities continue to respond to the potential active shooter. The situation remains unresolved as law enforcement and other authorities are still on scene.
The community is showing an outpouring of support for Lakewood Church and its members during this difficult time. Many are praying for those affected by the shooting and asking for peace in the community.