Worshippers shoot church gunman dead in livestreamed service

Two parishioners have shot and killed a gunman who opened fire at a church in Texas, in an attack in which two others died.

The gunman fired once after entering the West Freeway Church of Christ, in White Settlement, a suburb northwest of Fort Worth, before members of the church retaliated to stop him, police said.

Officials have confirmed that the armed parishioners were part of the church’s volunteer security team.

Lt Gov Dan Patrick said: “Within six seconds, the shooting was over. Two of the parishioners who were volunteers of the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives.”

The shooting took place at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Forth Worth, Texas. Pic: NBC
Image:The shooting took place at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. Pic: NBC

Britt Farmer, a senior minister at the church, added: “We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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