Friday, 24 November, 2017

Gunman kills at least 25 at Texas church

At least 16 people have been shot inside a Texas church after a gunman opened fire during the Sunday morning service at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Reports: Gunman wounds several during Sunday church service in Texas
Lillian Steele | 06 November, 2017, 01:59

May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. He added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is on the scene.

President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan that he is monitoring the situation.

The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting in the aftermath of the shooting, according to the Associated Press.

ATF spokeswoman Mary Markos did not immediately have further details.

Mr Silva said he had been approached by a woman who said she had two loved ones at the church who were shot.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told The Wilson County News that the shooter has been killed.

Local media report a two-year-old is among the shooting victims. Eight of the wounded were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center and and seven others to area hospitals. The hospital is in Floresville, Texas.

The number of people killed and injured has not been confirmed by authorities, but children are believed to be among the victims.

Facebook users have been posting prayers to the small church's page.

Neither the suspect's identity nor any possible motive were disclosed by authorities.

Police say that Kelley was shot after a vehicle chase with officers.

The shooting occurred on the eighth anniversary of the November 5, 2009 massacre of 13 people at the Fort Hood Army base in central Texas.

If initial casualty numbers hold, Sunday's shooting, which comes just 35 days after a gunman in Las Vegas shot and killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more, is the fourth-deadliest in American history.

Police, ambulances and helicopters swarmed to the small church 35 miles east of San Antonio.

A sheriff's department dispatcher said everyone was at the scene and unavailable to comment.

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