27 Dead In Texas Church Shooting

27 Dead In Texas Church Shooting

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The San Antonio Express News reports that 27 people are dead after a gunman opened fire in a Texas church just outside San Antonio on Sunday. That is the 4th largest mass shooting in American History.  The ages of the victims range from 5 to 72.

A man reportedly walked into the church, where approximately 50 people attend each week, and started shooting around 11:30 am.  Another 20 people are reportedly injured.

The mass shooting was reported at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.

The gunman, identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26,  was shot by a citizen following the shooting and fled in a vehicle.  He was later found dead in his car. It is not yet known whether he died from the gunshot or took his own life.

The suspect (above) walked in wearing all black and a ballistic vest. 

The church’s pastor, Frank Pomeroy was reportedly out of town and said his 14-year-old daughter was killed in the shooting and a 2 year old was also reportedly shot.

Sutherland Springs has a population of about 400 residents and is populated with “mostly farmers and ranchers” according to the RS Broadcasting Network.

The Air Force reportedly prosecuted Kelley three years ago. Although the motive was not yet clear, the suspect liked pages devoted to atheism. He also left behind disturbing social media posts, including a Facebook page that showed off a rifle, calling it a “bad b*tch.”

 

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2 Comments

  1. ahaz

    How many more mass shootings tomwe have to have before we seriously start to address the type of weapons that should not be available for the public. Assault style weapons have one purpose and one purpose only, to kill another person. Yes, they can be used for legitimate sporting purposes, but their primary purpose is to kill. I believe in all the amendments to the constitution. I believe citizens should have the right to own weapons, but we need reasonable restrictions. Trump stated this was a mental health problem, but he just signed legislation the removed some of the barriers to gun ownership to the mentally ill. This is utter insanity and it need to stop.

  2. J.r. McDowell

    Please Spell check, the way it reads now, The Pastors 12 yo Daughter was killing people, I am guessing you wanted to say killed.

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