A live service at Lakewood Church in Houston was disrupted by a possible shooting incident involving famous pastor Joel Osteen. The church, with an average attendance of 45,000 people, was hosting a Spanish-language mass when gunshots rang out in the background. Police responded to the active shooting near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m. local time.
It is unclear if there are more suspects or if any other individuals have been detained. Witnesses reported a burst of gunfire, prompting panic and people to run away. Media reports showed police cars and ambulances in front of the church on social media, and the church alerted followers about the situation and asked for prayers.
The situation remains unresolved as law enforcement and other authorities are on the scene responding to the potential active shooter. There is an outpouring of public support and prayer for the Lakewood Church and the local community as they navigate this difficult time.