Houston Police quickly responded to the Lakewood Church after receiving initial reports of possible shots fired at/or around the Lakewood Church.
The church confirmed that shots had been fired, adding, “Please pray for Lakewood and our community.”
According to local law enforcement, one person was shot.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the gunman is believed to have been shot by a Harris County deputy.
“We also have HCSO deputies doing extra work at the church,” he added.
Lakewood Church, founded by Joel and Delores Osteen, is among the largest congregations in the country, averaging about 45,000 visitors per week, according to its website.
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