A report of a possible shooting at a church in Houston led by famous pastor Joel Osteen has sparked fear and panic among worshippers. The incident occurred during a live service at the Lakewood Church, with an average attendance of 45,000 people. According to reports, gunshots rang out in the background while the Spanish-language mass was about to begin, prompting chaos and confusion.
Police responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time. Witnesses reported seeing police cars and ambulances in front of the church as they scrambled to safety. The condition of the suspect is unknown, but it is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained.
Media outlets showed footage of the scene, with many reporting on social media that they had received alerts from the church asking for prayers and support during this difficult time. Witnesses described hearing a burst of gunfire that caused panic and prompted people to run away from the area.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the situation, members of the community are coming together to offer their support and prayers for those affected by this tragic event at Lakewood Church. As law enforcement continues to investigate and respond to this potential active shooter incident, public support remains strong for both Joel Osteen and his beloved congregation in Houston.