The chief of police in White Settlement, J. P. Bevering , praising the reaction of "the heroic of the parishioners," he explained to reporters that "a couple of members of the church have responded to the fire, hitting the suspect, who died on the spot". The tragedy is documented in a video that shows the man stand up and fire against the faithful before being neutralized.
According to the reconstruction of the local authorities, the aggressor, who is not yet identified, had entered the church, and you would be sitting. Of a sudden "he got up, he pulled out a rifle and shot against a parishioner, killing him," said Bevering.
The attacker then shot dead a second person before that two other parishioners, volunteers of the security team of the church, respond to the fire. The shootout ended in six seconds, has explained to journalists the lieutenant, Dan Patrick , according to which the two volunteers, "they pulled out their weapons and they immediately deleted the murderer, saving an untold number of lives."
Statement on the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement: pic.twitter.com/Crrrvavvs6— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) December 29, 2019
While the Fbi is working to charire the motivations of the gesture, the governor of Texas Greg Abbott in a note said that "the places of worship should be sacred". "I am grateful to the members of the church who have acted quickly to eliminate the killer," he said, avoiding "the loss of more human lives."
guns kill about 36mila people in the United States each year, warns the Ap, including suicides, homicides, shootings, and accidents that involve the police. In November 2017, an armed man shot a 26-faithful in a baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, outside San Antonio. Almost a year later, in October 2018, a man has killed 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. And a few hours before the drama of White Settlement, not far from New York there was the attack on the house of a rabbi that has resulted in five wounded.
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