On Sunday, local law enforcement received a report of a possible shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston, led by famous pastor Joel Osteen. The church, with an average attendance of 45,000 people, was hosting a live service when gunshots rang out in the background.
The Spanish-language mass was about to begin when chaos broke out, and police reportedly shot a possible suspect. The condition of the suspect is unknown. It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained.
The situation has prompted an outpouring of public support and prayer for the church and the local community. Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church, and on social media, the church alerted followers about the situation and asked for prayers. Witnesses reported a burst of gunfire, prompting panic and people to run away.
Law enforcement and other authorities are on the scene responding to the potential active shooter as they work to resolve the situation. As this story continues to unfold, we will provide updates as more information becomes available.