Video Shows Moment Woman Stormed Church Armed With Gun, Fires At Congregants Indiscriminately

Video Shows Moment Woman Stormed Church Armed With Gun, Fires At Congregants Indiscriminately

  • Genesse Ivonne Moreno was in the Houston gunfight with her seven-year-old kid, who sustained serious injuries
  • Authorities claimed to have found antisemitic writings and that Moreno had scribbled "Palestine" on one of her firearms
  • Authorities later recovered two weapons, one AR-15, which she used in the shooting and a .22 calibre rifle she did not fire

Houston, US - A lady wearing a trench coat and carrying a child opened fire at a packed Texas megachurch before being shot and killed by security personnel.

Shooing at the Lakewood Church
Scenes outside Lakewood Church during a reported active shooter event, Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Houston. Photo: Kirk Sides/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images.
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According to the police, the 36-year-old suspect, identified by the authorities as Genesse Ivonne Moreno, was in the Houston gunfight with her seven-year-old kid, who sustained serious injuries.

Authorities claimed to have found antisemitic writings and that the attacker had scribbled "Palestine" at the bottom of her firearm.

However, they claimed that the motive behind the shooting was unknown.

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What is the status of the man who was shot

BBC reported that following the incident, a 57-year-old man who had been shot in the hip was released from the hospital.

Police stated that the gunwoman's kid, who has not been named, is "fighting for his life" after taking a bullet to the head during the gunfight. However, who shot the boy remains a mystery.

The first gunshots were heard during a live-streamed service at the church. Initially, Pastor Jorge Basave proceeded with the recording, stating to the Houston Chronicle that his intention was to convey serenity.

"I was worried my fear would be contagious," he stated.

What firearm did Genesse Ivonne Moreno use

According to the police, the attacker used an AR-15 weapon. She did not fire her 22-caliber rifle, but she did own one.

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The assailant has a history of mental health problems, according to officials, and was under an emergency detention order in 2016.

Moreno has a lengthy history of arrests and convictions for violence, drug possession, and weapons offences, according to public records.

She has been identified as both male and female in official records, and she has previously gone by several different names, including Jeffrey Escalante. During the press briefing, the police identified her as a female Hispanic.

Authorities stated that they think she got into a family argument with her ex-husband's family, which includes several Jewish people.

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Lakewood Church, one of the biggest churches in the nation, is led by well-known televangelist Joel Osteen. This is where the shooting took place.

In a related story, TUKO.co.ke previously reported that a Kenyan man studying in Canada was identified as one of the victims of a mass shooting on Sunday, November 26, 2023.

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The 29-year-old studied biology at the University of Manitoba before briefly going missing in recent years.

Catholic Priest dies in hotel after spending night with girlfriend

A Catholic priest, identified as Joseph Kariuki Wanjiku, died after checking into a hotel with his girlfriend, according to police reports.

The priest fell ill the morning after checking in and was rushed to the hospital by his girlfriend and hotel staff, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing, including an analysis of the food and drinks consumed by the couple during their stay.

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