Police say that there was a heated issue between three teens or young adults, that started in the front parking lot of the Northwest Baptist Church, and ended in the back parking lot and two people were shot and those two are in the hospital. The gun was recovered. Currently, one of the men is in custody. The circumstances are being investigated. It had been open-gym night for the members of the community. The three young men were playing basketball in the open-gym.
The call came in at 7:30 p.m. CDT and police were dispatched to the scene. The two shot victims were taken to the hospital, but according to a lieutenant on the scene, the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
The three men involved in the altercation have not been identified. However, the cause of the shooting is under investigation. No one in the church was injured. Church administrators and the pastor will be meeting in the morning to discuss the shooting. It is not clear if the men were involved were a part of the church.
By Jeanette Smith