FORT WORTH — A gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday, killing one person and critically wounding another before church security fatally shot him, the authorities and a witness stated.
An elder at the church, West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, near Fort Worth, said a security team member was killed.
He declined to identify the victims.
Hours after the shooting, police cars encircled the church while a helicopter floated overhead and people bent over yellow police tape at a nearby Waffle House. Officers delivered packages of bottled water as federal agents gathered in conversation.
The gunman was one of the two people who were killed, Macara Trusty, a spokeswoman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, an ambulance provider, stated. Another person was delivered to a hospital in critical condition, she stated.
Two other people were dressed for minor injuries at the scene, she stated.
Video of the mass shooting has been released on social media. The identities of victims have been blurred to abide by privacy concerns.