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  • Writer's pictureBrad Parker

Update Texas Church Shooting Security Response

The attack happened at around 11 a.m. local time at the West Freeway Church of Christ, according to reports.

A witness told CBS 11 News the gunman walked up to a server during communion with a shotgun and then opened fire. According to the witness, another church member — identified as a former FBI agent and part of the church’s security — shot the suspect.

The article with the video we posted yesterday on the church shooting here shows the initial attack by the gunman and the decisive response by the security team member identified as a former FBI agent.

The shooter brandished a long gun — what seemed by the sound and recoil produced by the discharges to be a shotgun — for several seconds before firing. The assailant appeared to fire at two men standing in the back of the church as they reached for weapons. The shooter fired twice, hitting both men once each, before he was dropped by a single shot from another standing man. From the first shot to the last took approximately 2.5 seconds.

The use of a shotgun by the attacker explains the two fatalities from two shots. The attacker was also killed, this from an effective hit by the armed security officer's handgun.

Screen shot showing Texas church shooting
Texas church shooting with armed security guard (l.) and attacker (r.)

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