In Houston, a report of a possible shooting at Lakewood Church led by famous pastor Joel Osteen has caused panic and fear. The church, with an average attendance of 45,000 people, was hosting a live service when gunshots rang out in the background.
The church’s Spanish-language mass was about to begin when chaos broke out. Police responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time. Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church, and on social media, the church alerted followers about the situation and asked for prayers.
Witnesses reported a burst of gunfire, prompting panic and people to run away. It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained. The condition of the suspect is unknown at this time.
Law enforcement and other authorities are on the scene responding to the potential active shooter, but the situation remains unresolved as they work to gather information and determine what happened. There is an outpouring of public support and prayer for the Lakewood Church and the local community as they navigate this difficult time together.