Emergency services were dispatched to the Church of Christ on Sunday morning around 10am after receiving a call about a shooting and gunshot wounds.
Local media say the shooter opened fire during communion and another member of congregation shot the suspect. The livestream of the service, which is currently unavailable, showed people ducking for cover behind pews.
“It was the most scariest thing. You feel like your life is flashing before you. I was so worried about my little one,” witness Isabel Arreola was quoted by CBS 11 News.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while another died on the way to the hospital. The third victim is in critical condition, according to ambulance services.
Video livestream still from West Freeway Church of Christ shooting – shooter can be seen wearing a black hood of some sort and a rifle. pic.twitter.com/UKuYYT4GEJ
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