2 dead, 1 in critical condition after church shooting in Texas

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WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas -- Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition following a shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday, KXAS reports.

One person was reportedly found dead at the scene while another died on the way to the hospital.

The suspect is believed to be among the three injured.

Police got a call just before 10 a.m. about people with gunshot wounds at the church in White Settlement, a suburb just west of Fort Worth, said Mike Drivdahl, a  Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman.

First responders found three people at the scene who had been shot, all of whom were in critical condition, he said. The shooter is believed to be among the three injured, he added.

Video of the scene from KTVT shows several agencies present, including Fort Worth Police, Fort Worth Fire Department and Medstar EMS.

Several people can be seen outside the church, which is roped off by yellow police tape.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences in the wake of the shooting.

"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," he said. "Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life."

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was "shocked and saddened" to hear about the shooting.

"As reports come in, please pray for any victims and their families, this congregation, and the law enforcement officials at the scene. My office will assist in any way needed," he said.

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