UPDATE: Church security team members praised for stopping church gunman
Members from the law enforcement community have provided a brief update on the shooting incident that occurred earlier today at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement.
Although additional details of the incident have yet to be released, many officials praised the heroic work of the church’s security team. Two professionally trained members of the church’s security team, who are also parishioners of the church, have been credited for their swift action. According to officials, the shooting was stopped within 6 seconds of beginning after the two security team members fired on the suspect, stopping the threat.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, ATF, White Settlement PD, and Fort Worth PD, are working on the investigation.
A law enforcement official did not release any details on the shooter, but did mention he has had multiple contacts with police agencies in the past.
Officials also confirmed the third victim has died from his injuries. “We lost two great men,” said a senior pastor from the church. All three people shot today, including the shooter, have died.