A lone gunman opened fire during Sunday morning services, at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the small Texas town of White Settlement, before being engaged and killed by two members of the Church’s volunteer security team.

“Today evil walked boldly among us,” Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said. “But let me remind you, good people raised up and stopped it before it got worse.”

According to City Police Chief J.P. Bevering, the suspect, who has yet to be identified, entered the church and sat down in the sanctuary for a bit before the shooting began. He began the attack by shooting one man, then turning his shotgun on a second. Two armed members of the Church’s volunteer security team then drew their weapons and opened fire on the suspect. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick credited the volunteers for their bravery and immediate action, telling the press that the entire incident was over in “six seconds” thanks to their quick response. He also mentioned that it was only recently that Texas laws changed to allow licensed parishioners to carry firearms into houses of worship.

“Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives,” he said.