2 dead, 1 in critical condition in shooting at Texas church

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By Doha Madani

Two people are dead and another person is in critical condition Sunday after a shooting at a church in White Settlement, Texas.

Police responded to the reports of a shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ during a Sunday morning service, authorities said. White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said Sunday that the suspect was killed shortly after he began shooting as members of the congregation inside fired back at the gunman.

“Tragically, the person shot by the suspect died at a local hospital and a second parishioner has life-threatening injuries,” Bevering said.

Jeoff Williams, regional director with the Texas Public Safety Department, said Sunday that law enforcement is still in the preliminary phases of the investigation and will work to get answers for how the tragic event unfolded.

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