Sheriff's Department: 1 dead, another in critical condition after shooting at Texas church

Sheriff's Department: 1 dead, another in critical condition after shooting at Texas church Photo: KSTP

January 17, 2019 10:47 PM

The Harris County Sheriff's Department in Texas reports one female is confirmed dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a church in Cypress Thursday night.

A tweet from the department said no suspect was yet in custody.


In a follow-up tweet, the department said there were no other reports of injuries at this time, and the scene was under control.

ABC affiliate KTRK in Houston reported sheriff's deputies rushed to Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church on Huffmeister just after 7 p.m. amid reports of a shooting.

Authorities identified the shooter as 62-year-old Arthur Edigin. He is the victim's ex-husband, and the person injured is his daughter, according to a source from law enforcement, KTRK reported.

Law enforcement spokesman, Capt. Marcus Kinnard Bing, said deputies were still searching for the suspect, who is described as a 5-foot-4 man, weighing about 144 pounds and driving a white 2008 Chevrolet Suburban with a damaged right front quarter panel.

A bystander told KTRK she heard three bursts, two happening in rapid succession and then one a short time later.

She said deputies arrived shortly after with sirens blaring.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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