This Sunday, off-duty agents killed a woman who entered the Lakewood megachurch, in Houston, armed with a rifle and opened fire. The woman was accompanied by a minor.

The Houston Police have reported that as a result of the shooting There is a five-year-old minor injured in critical condition and a 57-year-old injureds with a shot in the leg.

“The notice came at 1:53 p.m. (local time). A woman (between 30 and 35 years old) entered with a long coat and a shotgun accompanied by a child (…) and started shooting,” said the chief. of Houston Police, Troy Finner, at a press conference. The attack occurred just before the beginning of the mass in Spanish. The two officers who opened fire were doing extra work –one of them works at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission– and warned that the attacker mentioned explosives, so the bomb bombers were notified, who verified that she did not have any bomb in the backpack she was carrying or in her car. The woman finally died, she indicated.

“He had a long gun and it could have been a lot worse, but the officers stepped up and did their job and I want to thank them for that,” Finner said, referring to the off-duty officers’ response.

The 57-year-old man, who is in a stable condition, had nothing to do with the action and is believed to have just been “walking around” in the area.

The mayor of Houston, John Whitmire, has highlighted that This incident “is an opportunity to focus”. “There will be extra patrols and contacts with our federal and local colleagues. We are going to increase patrols around religious sites,” he promised.

“This is no longer an active case. We have everything under control. We are still checking that everything is safe. We’re going to be here more or less for the night. We are praying for all the families that are here,” he added. In that sense, he lamented a “very difficult” situation for occurring in a church, where people go “to calm down and pray to God,” and he stressed that the authorities are going to work to “ensure that everyone continues attending church.”

It should be noted that this evangelical church has a capacity of 16,800 people and welcomes more than 50,000 attendees each week.