Mass shooters are hyped by the media, and it becomes wall to wall coverage.
But, when a mass shooting is prevented by a good guy with a gun, the story doesn’t exist because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
But the people that were there know.
Many more would have been dead or wounded had two church members not been carrying their guns.
The shooter killed one man who was described as a security guard, and another man was critically wounded.
He is in the hospital receiving treatment.
The shooter was shot and killed by one of the parishioners.
Many more could have died if it had not been for him.
According to one member of the church, the victim had spoken to one of the deacons in the back of the church before he opened fire.
The member wrote on Facebook that another deacon ‘who is a concealed carry instruction, and retired law enforcement officer, shot the guy before he could fire a third time!’
That deacon has not been identified, but according to CBS 11, he is actually a former FBI agent and part of the church’s security.
While the shots were being fired, people ducked under church pews, and at least five others rushed towards the shooter with handguns.
A church leader then tries to calm people down, while members of the congregation scream, cry and run towards the exits.
In a statement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said: ‘Our hearts go out to the victims and families of those killed in the evil act of violence that occurred at the West Freeway Church of Christ.
‘Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church member who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life.‘