A Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, who was on duty as a security personnel at Houston’s Lakewood Church on Sunday morning, successfully intervened and halted a shooter.
There is an active situation involving shots fired at Lakewood. Law enforcement is on the scene.
That is all the information we have at this time. Please pray for Lakewood and our community.
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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez promptly addressed the shooting incident, stating in a social media post that “There are indications that a potential shooter has been neutralized, as one of our deputies on-site discharged their weapon. I am currently en route to the location.”
According to a report by Click2Houston, the assailant purportedly initiated gunfire within the church lobby. Witnesses mentioned that “the shooter may have been a female.”
Video captured the sound of the gunshots:
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ABC News has recently reported that Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has made a correction to his previous statement regarding the identity of the individual who fired the shot. In his updated statement, Gonzalez clarified that it was not a sheriff’s deputy who discharged the firearm, but rather, the shooter was apprehended by “other agencies” who were present at the scene.