Moments ago, President Trump reacted to the tragic mass shooting in First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas that has left up to 27 dead.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
The shooter has now been identified.
As reported in DailyMail
More than 20 people have been killed inside a Texas church – including a two-year-old child – after a gunman dressed in full combat gear opened fire during the morning service before cops shot him dead.
Devin Patrick Kelley has identified by local officials as the shooter who opened fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where around 50 people usually attend service, according to local reports.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 5, 2017
Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio, was killed after the brief foot chase into Guadalupe County, according Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy. But it’s still unclear if the gunman shot himself or was taken down by authorities.
He was reportedly married and attended New Braunfels High School.
The shooter was killed after the brief foot chase into Guadalupe County, according Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy. But it’s still unclear if the gunman shot himself or was taken down by authorities.
Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr told CNN that at least 27 people have been killed in the shooting, but the death toll is expected to climb.
‘My heart is broken,’ Gamez said. ‘We never think where it can happen, and it does happen. It doesn’t matter where you’re at. In a small community, real quiet and everything, and look at this, what can happen.’
At least 24 others were injured in the horrific shooting, including a six-year-old boy – named only as Rylan – who was shot four times and is currently undergoing emergency surgery in hospital.
It is believed to have been the worst shooting at a place of worship in American history.
Witnesses said a man ‘in full gear’ walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11.30am.
First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy told ABC that his 14-year-old daughter is among the dead. She ‘was one very beautiful, special child,’ the pastor said. His wife, Sherri Pomeroy, said her husband was out of town at the time of the shooting.
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