Authorities say shooting at Houston church possible

(CNN) — Authorities responded to the shooting Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen, Houston Police Department (HPD) said in a x post On Sunday.

“HPD is responding to reports of a shooting in the 3700 block of Southwest Freeway,” police said. “This is an active and developing situation. Please avoid the area. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available,” he said.

Mega Church, Lakewood Church, 10 km from downtown Houston, “Gunfire” and Said in X: “There is a serious shooting situation in Lakewood. Law enforcement is on the scene. This is all the information we have at this time. Please pray for Lockwood and our community.

Also Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez General He added about the incident: “Information is preliminary as things are still developing. It is believed that one of our officers at the scene may have been shot and killed. “I am going to the scene.”

A Lakewood parishioner at the scene told CNN affiliate KPRC that he was waiting inside the church for the Spanish service to begin when he heard several gunshots. A church usher ordered the man to flee, he told KPRC. According to the church website, the service was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET.

CNN has reached out to Houston police and the Harris County Sheriff's Office for more information.

News in development…

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