Monday 27 January 2020

Parishioners shot and killed Texas church gunman, police say

A third person has been taken to hospital after the incident near Forth Worth.

The scene of a church shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
The scene of a church shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

The chief of police says two parishioners shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in a church near Fort Worth, Texas.

White Settlement Police Department Chief JP Bevering said during a news conference that the shooter fired once in the West Freeway Church of Christ before congregants retaliated to cut his assault short.

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Authorities at the scene of a fatal shooting at a church in White Settlement, Texas (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Officials say one other person was shot and killed in the attack on Sunday morning and another was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Authorities have released no names.

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