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The Tragic Incident of a Woman Opens Fire in Texas Church: Exploring the Factors Behind the Attack and the Reactions of Local Authorities and Religious Leaders

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Feb 12, 2024
Female Shooter Killed by Police after Opening Fire in Texas Church

A woman wearing a trench coat and backpack entered a mega evangelical church in Texas and opened fire with a long rifle, killing herself and injuring two others, including a 5-year-old child. The shooting occurred after the English service had ended and before the Spanish service was about to begin. The police evacuated the entire shopping center where the church is located after rumors spread of a second attacker, which turned out to be unfounded.

Joel Osteen, the televangelist of the church, said he did not know why such an event happened but reassured that “God is in control.” The police have not yet released the identity or motivation of the woman or specified her relationship with the injured child. Her car was also inspected for any explosives.

According to research by Lifeway Research, an association headed by the Southern Baptist Convention, 55% of pastors have created response plans for possible armed attacks during religious services.

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