Once again, churchgoers in Texas have been shot dead while worshiping.
The latest shooting happened just outside of Fort Worth at the West Freeway Church of Christ late Sunday morning.
More Tragedy Averted
As horrific as this attack is, it could have been much worse if not for security at the church.
According to local reports, the gunman attacked while worshipers were receiving communion.
The gunman was able to get some shots off, but he was immediately taken out by the security team the church now has in place.
According to an eye witness, one man that was shot and killed by the assailant was also a member of the security team.
The witness, Mike Tinius, stated, “He was trying to do what he needed to do to protect the rest of us.
“It’s extremely upsetting to see anyone committing violence.”
According to Tinius, the shooter was not known to the congregation and they have no idea why he picked this church other than it was a large gathering of people.
Local reports stated that two people were killed, including the shooter, one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and at least two other people were injured.
Governor Greg Abbott released a statement not long after the attack, stating, “Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life.”
The members of the congregation are, as Abbott stated, very lucky they did have security in place.
Without their quick action, we would likely be looking at dozens of deaths.
Even so, the local community and the state, for that matter, are reeling as yet another house of worship has been attacked in the state of Texas.
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