Details are starting to trickle out, regarding Sunday’s tragic shooting inside a church west of Fort Worth. Two members of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement were shot and killed when a gunman opened fire during a service. This gunman, later identified by authorities as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen of River Oaks, was killed by an armed volunteer security team inside the church, according to the local NBC news affiliate.
Christopher Connelly, a reporter for KERA in Dallas, says though information is starting to come out, the motive for the crime is still unknown.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigations and they are working hand and glove with local law enforcement,” he says. “Officials said last night that they still didn’t know what led the shooter to bring a gun to the church and open fire. Jeff Williams from DPS said they had this enormous law enforcement response. And law enforcement officials said they don’t know if there were any ideology at work behind the attack.”
The two victims have been identified by DPS as Anton ‘Tony’ Wallace, 64, of Fort Worth and Richard White, 67, of River Oaks, according to local CBS affiliate.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– What Texas has done to allow concealed-carry handguns into churches
– How the church’s volunteer, armed security team was able to stop the shooter
– How the story is still developing