The Lakewood Church in Houston, led by famous pastor Joel Osteen, was hosting a live service when a possible shooting occurred. Police responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time. It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained.
Gunshots rang out in the background of the church as a Spanish-language mass was about to begin, causing chaos and prompting people to run away. Witnesses reported a burst of gunfire, leading to panic and fear among those present. The situation remains unresolved as law enforcement and other authorities are on the scene responding to the potential active shooter.
The church alerted followers on social media about the situation and asked for prayers for those affected by this tragic event. Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church, highlighting the gravity of the situation. The condition of the suspected shooter is unknown at this time, but it is clear that public support and prayer for the Lakewood Church and its community are needed now more than ever.