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Two injured in Texas church shooting, accused gunned down

IANS | February 12, 2024 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON: Two individuals, including a child, were injured in a shooting at a church, after which the female shooter was gunned down by police in the US state of Texas.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said a woman in a trench coat, armed with a long rifle and accompanied by a young child, shot fire at Joel Osteen's megachurch just before 2 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on Sunday and was gunned down by two off-duty police officers who engaged her, resulting in the child being critically injured by gunfire, Xinhua news agency reported.

A 57-year-old man, whom local authorities do not suspect to be linked to the incident, sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and is currently receiving medical treatment at a hospital, said Finner.

According to local authorities, the relationship between the injured child and the suspect remains unclear.

"That female, that suspect, put that baby in danger, " said the police chief. "I'm going to put that blame on her."

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