BREAKING: Texas Church Shooter Stopped After Church Members Fire Back

A deadly church shooting in Texas was stopped when church members fired back to kill the shooter.

Gov. Greg Abbott has released a statement on the incident.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and families of those killed in the evil act of violence that occurred at the West Freeway Church of Christ. Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life.”

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NBC DFW reports two people are dead and one person is in critical condition Sunday after a shooting at a White Settlement church, officials say.

The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the 1900 block of South Las Vegas Trail.

During the service, a man went in and fired a weapon. Church members returned fire, striking the shooter who was pronounced dead at the scene, White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said.

Two church members were shot — one person died at the hospital, Bevering said.

A second person who was shot went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital, but was resuscitated and and is in critical condition, according to MedStar.

“Today, evil walked boldly among us,” Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said. “But let me remind you, good people raised up and stopped it before it got worse.”

A livestream recording of the church’s Sunday morning service posted on YouTube, and since marked private, showed the shooting and the commotion that followed.

In the video, someone thought to be the shooter gets up when the congregation greets each other, shakes hands and walks out talking to someone.