Possible Active Shooter On The Loose In Houston, Joel Osteen Church Evacuated After Shots Fired Reports


HOUSTON, TEXAS — A significant police deployment surrounded Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in southwest Houston following an active shooter report on Sunday. The incident was reported to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who arrived at the scene near the Southwest Freeway around 2 p.m.

A choir member at the church recounted hearing multiple gunshots and shared her experience of praying fervently during the crisis. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed that deputies shot a potential suspect, although details about the number of suspects involved or any arrests remain uncertain.

Reports of an active shooter fleeing the scene have also been reported but unconfirmed. Police are reportedly searching a movie theater and restaurants in the area.

This is a developing story.

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