Shooting reported at pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston: Police

Written by on February 11, 2024

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(HOUSTON) — Officers are responding to reports of a shooting at pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, according to Houston police.

It appears “a possible shooter is down,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Gonzalez corrected an earlier statement claiming it was a sheriff’s deputy that fired the shot, saying “other agencies fired.”

Gonzalez said the department is continuing “to assist in a methodical/thorough search of the complex.”

Gonzalez said some Harris County deputies also work at the church as a part-time job.

The church confirmed shots were fired, adding, “Please pray for Lakewood and our community.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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