|Title||At Least 26 Killed in Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting|
|Date||Monday November 06 2017, @02:25AM|
|from the dept.|
At Least 26 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In South Texas Church
Federal authorities are responding to a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community southeast of San Antonio.
In a press conference Sunday night, an official from the Texas Department of Public Safety described the scene: Around 11:20 am, the suspect, dressed in black, approached the church and began firing an assault rifle. He then entered the church and continued firing.
Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that at least 26 people were killed. A Texas Department of Public Safety official said the ages of the victims ranged from 5 to 72 years old. The AP reports that the pastor's 14-year-old daughter is among the dead.
The Department of Public Safety confirmed to NPR that at least 20 others were wounded. A DPS official said in the press conference that the gunman was confronted by an armed civilian outside of the church.
The shooter, who was found dead in neighboring Guadalupe County, has been identified as Devin Kelley, 26, a former Air Force member.
printed from SoylentNews, At Least 26 Killed in Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting on 2018-07-18 01:50:47