Just six seconds, according to news reports, is how long the incident lasted at the West Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth. About 250 people were taking communion when a man stood up pulled out a shotgun and fired three shots.
The shooter killed two members of the congregation before he was shot and killed by an armed member of the congregation. In fact, several members of the congregation pulled guns after the shots were fired.
After a horrific slaughter at at a small Baptist church in Sutherland Springs killed 26 people, Texas passed a bill in September that allows licensed handgun owners to carry those weapons in church buildings, synagogues and other places where people gather for religious services.
The services were live streamed, as always. A video of the event is circulating on the internet. No motive for the shooting has been identified yet.