Police responding to reported shooting at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston

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Texas authorities opportunity they are responding to reports of a shooting astatine Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church successful Houston.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced that location were "possible shots fired at/or astir Lakewood Church" astatine astir 2:10 CT connected Sunday afternoon.

"We person @HCSOTexas deputies that activity an extra-job there," Gonzalez said connected X. "Info still preliminary. Site falls wrong @houstonpolice area."

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Less than an hr later, Texas police confirmed that nan segment was Lakewood Church.

"The progressive segment is astatine Lakewood Church connected nan SW Fwy work road. Traffic is very dense adjacent and connected nan work road," Houston Police Department wrote connected X.

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"Please debar nan area and usage alternate routes. We person PIOs en way to nan segment and will supply immoderate and each updates here."

At 3:35 p.m. CT, constabulary advised that anyone pinch missing family members should caput to nan "family reunification location" astatine Greenway Plaza's Life Time Fitness gym.

Lakewood Church confirmed connected X that location was a shooting and asked that users "please believe for Lakewood and our community."

Fox News Digital reached retired to nan Harris County Sheriff's Office and nan Houston Police Department for comment.

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