Law enforcement has confirmed that three people have been shot at a church in White Settlement. MedStar Hospital reports that two people are dead.
One was found deceased when officials arrived on scene, and the other died in transport. The third victim remains in critical condition.
MedStar confirmed that the deceased on scene was the shooter. White Settlement is in Tarrant County and is west of Fort Worth.
They said the shooting happened Sunday morning at the West Freeway Church of Christ.
WFAA reports that the church was livestreaming when the shooting happened. It appears in the video that when one person began shooting, others shot back.
Parishioners at the mostly-full church ducked for cover behind pews and covered their heads during the attack, the livestream showed.
The Texas Attorney General's Office tweeted out that their office will be responding in any way that is needed.
ATF is also sending agents to the scene.
We are shocked and saddened to hear reports of a shooting at a church in White Settlement.
As reports come in, please pray for any victims and their families, this congregation, and the law enforcement officials at the scene. My office will assist in any way needed.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) December 29, 2019