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Texas Church Shooting Stopped After Congregation Fires Back At Gunman


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Sunday morning, a deadly attack on a Texas church was halted early after members of the church fought back against the assailant.

Around 11 AM, a gunman opened fire on West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, TX, killing two, but his reign of terror was brought to an early end after members of the congregation took out their own guns, fatally shooting him and saving an unimaginable number of lives.

Stories like this rarely get any media attention – stories of good guys with guns taking down evil, but here you have it, folks.

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This act of heroism was made possible by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's law he signed allowing guns in churches back in September - a law Joe Biden called "irrational" at the time.

Here's what Gov. Abbott himself had to say in response to the shooting stopped by his law:

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USA Today has more details about the Texas church shooting:

A man pulled out a shotgun inside a North Texas church on Sunday and opened fire, killing two people, authorities said. It could have been far worse.

Two congregants, both volunteer members of the church's security team, drew their weapons and confronted the gunman, fatally shooting him and saving an "untold number of lives" at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a town of about 17,000 people near Fort Worth.

Their actions, described as "heroic" by the Texas Department of Public Safety, brought a quick end to an attack that remained under investigation on Sunday night. Authorities have not provided information about a possible motive.

Officials have not released the names of the victims or the gunman, whom FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said had roots in the area but is “relatively transient."

“This team responded quickly and within six seconds, the shooting was over. Two of the parishioners who were volunteers of the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives,” said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who also hailed the state’s gun laws.

“We lost two great men today," Britt Farmer, the church's senior minister said, "but it could have been a lot worse.”

ABC News also said:

Two victims were killed and three others were injured when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded Texas church on Sunday morning before he was shot to death by two armed parishioners, including a security guard, officials told ABC News.

The shooting occurred at 10:57 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement and was captured on the church's livestream of the service, officials said.

Witnesses told reporters that the gunman was wearing a fake beard and sunglasses and had taken communion before launching the attack.

Three people were taken to hospitals. One died en route to the hospital, and another has died, officials said.

The shooter, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a spokeswoman at MedStar Hospital in Fort Worth.

Two other people suffered minor injuries when they hit their heads attempting to flee the church, officials said.

"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," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. "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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