Texas church shooting: Facts minus speculation

Jerome Frank
November 6, 2017

KENS 5 arrived on the scene around 12 p.m. and witnessed tarps covering bodies, along with a very heavy police presence outside of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tx.

TV news anchors discussed the fact that the church, located about 40 minutes southeast of San Antonio, posts its services to YouTube, and thus there may be a recording of the shooting that investigators will be able to study.

The scene outside First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio, Texas, where a mass shooting took place.

The shooter was killed after a brief chase north into neighboring Guadalupe County, according to Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Robert Murphy.

U.S. President Donald Trump, now in Japan, tweeted to say that the FBI was investigating the shooting.

The FBI and Texas Rangers are reportedly on the scene.

US President Donald Trump, on a visit to Japan, tweeted his concern, saying he was "monitoring the situation".

May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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The gunman was identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, according to a CBS News law enforcement source.

More details are set to be released shortly.

Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our courageous first responders on the scene.

Local media report a two-year-old is among the shooting victims. It was unclear whether the shooter died from a police bullet or at his own hand.

Texan Governor Greg Abbott has tweeted his shock at the church shooting.

Sunday's attack comes just a month after the one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history, when 58-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and at least 527 others.

First responders converged on the church in the small town and helicopters are taking victims to hospitals. Other reports indicate more than a dozen people were shot, but there has been no report on any deaths.

Emergency officials are on scene and updated reports are expected.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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