In Houston, a local church was the site of a possible shooting led by famous pastor Joel Osteen. The church, with an average attendance of 45,000 people, was hosting a live service when gunshots rang out in the background. Police responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time.
The Spanish-language mass was about to begin when chaos broke out, and police reportedly shot a possible suspect. However, the condition of the suspect is unknown at this time. It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained in connection with the shooting.
Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church, and witnesses reported hearing a burst of gunfire that prompted panic and people to run away. The situation remains unresolved as law enforcement and other authorities are on the scene responding to the potential active shooter.
The church alerted its followers on social media about the situation and asked for prayers for those affected by this tragic incident. The community is coming together in support and prayer for Lakewood Church and its members during this difficult time.
As we continue to follow this developing story, it is important to keep our thoughts and prayers with those involved in this event, as well as with all those who call Lakewood Church home. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.