Yesterday, a Sunday service at a church in Texas was interrupted by gunfire, and soon three people were dead.
A gunman dressed in black entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a city outside Fort Worth, just before 11 AM. He opened fire and shot two people before the shooter was killed by two members of the church's volunteer security team.
The whole exchange was over in just 18 seconds and was captured on the church's livestream, which broadcasts their services. The video has since been taken down.
According to law enforcement, the shooter was homeless and while he had been arrested for multiple incidents in the past, he was not on any watch list. His motive is currently unknown.
"We are working very hard to find a motive, to get to the bottom of what happened," an FBI agent involved with the investigation said.
This calls to mind the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas at a church in 2017 where 26 people died.
Many people will no doubt want to focus on this story for the "good guy with a gun" arguments that are likely to follow. In any case, due to the quick actions of the parishioners, and not some god, many people were saved in White Settlement. At least that much can be said.