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jimfields33

(17,191 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 12:57 PM Feb 2024

A woman entered a Houston megachurch with a child and began shooting. Here's what we know

Updates on the shooter.
The strangest part was she went in between Spanish language service with a AR-15 with “Free Palistine” on it. How can they stop a war?

CNN

A woman who walked into a popular Texas megachurch Sunday afternoon with a long gun and a young child opened fire before she was killed by law enforcement officers on scene. The gunfire left the child in critical condition and another man injured, officials said.

Authorities are now probing the shooting at televangelist and pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church – roughly 6 miles from downtown Houston.

The woman, estimated to be between 30 and 35 years old, entered the church shortly before 2 p.m. wearing a trench coat and backpack and opened fire, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said in a Sunday afternoon news conference.

The shooter died at the scene after two law enforcement officers intervened and she was shot, Finner said.

The young child was hit during the shooting and is in the hospital in critical condition, the police chief said. It’s unclear who fired the shot that injured the child. CNN has reached out to police for more information.

Police have not shared details about a possible motive in the shooting or said what the woman’s relationship is to the child who accompanied her. The injured man was shot in the leg and sought treatment at a hospital, Finner said.

The gunfire unfolded while the church was “in between services” and preparing to go into a Spanish service, Osteen said in Sunday’s news conference.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/12/us/joel-osteen-lakewood-church-shooting-monday/index.html



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A woman entered a Houston megachurch with a child and began shooting. Here's what we know (Original Post) jimfields33 Feb 2024 OP
Not much to go on EYESORE 9001 Feb 2024 #1
Well that is bazarre. efhmc Feb 2024 #2
If her gun was around $800.00 she could have had roughly 4 to 16 therapy sessions depending on insurance coverage. chowder66 Feb 2024 #3
Bet she used the child as cover. intheflow Feb 2024 #4
Who hit the child? Demovictory9 Feb 2024 #5
She did, I assume TheProle Feb 2024 #6

EYESORE 9001

(26,446 posts)
1. Not much to go on
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 01:10 PM
Feb 2024

Perhaps she arrived too early for the Spanish-language service. Then again her weapon had ‘free Palestine’ on it, so who can tell anything yet?

chowder66

(9,432 posts)
3. If her gun was around $800.00 she could have had roughly 4 to 16 therapy sessions depending on insurance coverage.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 01:56 PM
Feb 2024
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