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Parishioners Kill Attacker Who Pulled Out Shotgun at Texas Church, Killing Two

Police cordon off the West Freeway Church of Christ following the shooting, in White Settlement, Texas, on Dec. 29.

Police cordon off the West Freeway Church of Christ following the shooting, in White Settlement, Texas, on Dec. 29.

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White Settlement, Texas (AP) -- A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said.

Authorities at a Sunday evening news conference praised the two congregants who opened fire as part of a volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement. It was unclear if the two people who were killed were the two who shot at the gunman.