On Sunday, local law enforcement received a report of a possible shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston. 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. The condition of the suspect is unknown. It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained.
The situation remains unresolved as law enforcement and other authorities are on the scene responding to the potential active shooter. There is an outpouring of public support and prayer for the church and the local community.
Witnesses reported a burst of gunfire, prompting panic and people to run away. Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church. On social media, the church alerted followers about the situation and asked for prayers.