The West Freeway Church of Christ videos and streams its services. The camera caught the moment when a hooded man stood up, pulled a shotgun and opened fire this morning.
Watch the man in black stand up at the top of the frame.
CAUTION: Some might find this video disturbing:
Don’t look now, but this is a textbook version of a good guy with a gun taking down a bad guy with a shotgun. Even though we’ve been told by all the smartest people that the whole good guy thing is a myth.
Two people have reportedly been killed, in addition to the shooter. But had the church not had armed individuals in the congregation ready to respond, this could have been a far worse situation than it already was.
For that reason — because an armed individual used a firearm to stop a threat — look for this story to get far less intense or ongoing media attention than it otherwise would have.