“Palestine” Sticker on AR-15 Used in Lakewood Church Shooting – What Really Happened?

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A woman opened fire at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, injuring two people, including her 7-year-old son, on Sunday afternoon. The woman, identified as 36-year-old Genesse Ivonne Moreno, was found with an AR-15 rifle that had a sticker reading “Palestine.” The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, but police believe it may have been related to a family dispute.

Some anti-Semitic writings were discovered, and the suspect may have targeted the church due to her ex-husband’s Jewish background. She forced her way into the church with her son and proceeded to open fire with the AR-15. Two off-duty officers eventually shot the suspect, who was later pronounced dead.

The 7-year-old was critically injured and is fighting for his life. Another parishioner was also shot but has since been released from the hospital. Police believe that Moreno acted alone and that she has a documented history of mental health issues. Furthermore, she has a number of prior arrests on her record.

The FBI Houston field office emphasized the heroism of the off-duty officers, stating that the number of casualties and victims would have been much higher without their actions. Despite the chaos, officials determined that there was no risk of exposure to any hazardous substances.

The shooting raises questions about a potential hate crime, as it occurred during an all-Spanish service at the church. In response, the city of Houston has promised increased security at churches, synagogues, and mosques.

As the investigation continues, the community is reeling from the tragic events. Many, including Joel Osteen, have expressed their devastation and called for continued prayers for healing and peace.