The shooter who injured two at Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston Sunday had “Free Palestine” painted on the barrel of the shooter’s AR-15, according to CNN.
The shooter allegedly walked into Lakewood Church around 2 p.m. on Sunday, toting a young child, and opened fire, injuring the child and a 37-year-old man.
The suspect, who was a woman according to the police department, was wearing a black trench coat and an AR-15 with the phrase “Free Palestine” emblazoned on it, CNN reported, citing a federal law enforcement source.
“I want to commend those officers. She had a long gun, and it could have been a lot worse,” Chief of Police Troy Finner said, according to CNN. “But they stepped up and they did their job, and I want to thank them for that.”
A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the department is working on the case with the FBI and deferred all questions about the shooter’s identity to a department press conference at 1:30 p.m. CST Monday.
Police killed the shooter after shooting a young child about 4 or 5 years old, who is in critical condition, and another man in the leg.
A video broadcast from the church during its Spanish service shows an announcer reacting to gunfire in the background as people run away behind him.
The shooter claimed to have also left a bomb in the building and Finner claimed the individual was allegedly spraying “some type of substance on the ground” but did not disclose what it was, according to CNN. Authorities searched the church but did not find an incendiary device.
The FBI confirmed to the DCNF that they had executed a search warrant with the department “at a location on Gulf Stream Drive in Conroe, Texas,” that is related to the shooting but deferred all other questions to the impending press conference.