At least 26 has been killed in Texas Church Shooting. The incident happened in First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County of Taxas. The gunman (reportedly killed) entered into the church and started firing at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT).
Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed the number of deaths and said that it’s the worst incident of church shooting in the history of Texas. This will be a long, suffering mourning for those in pain,” he said at a news conference on Sunday. Texas Department of Public Safety said that the ages of victims are between 5 to 72 years. Authorities 20 people were also injured and taken to the hospital.
An eye witness describes the suspect as young man at the age of 20s dressed in all black and wearing a ballistic vest as well as tactical-type gear. He was armed with an assault-style rifle. He opened fire before entering the church. A local citizen grabbed his rifle and began shooting at the suspect but suspect fled to his car. The citizen perused the suspect but he drove his vehicle off the road and crashed his car at the Guadalupe County line. Police found his dead body at that place.
The gunman has been identified as Devin P Kelley, 26, according to US media reports. Police have not yet confirmed the suspect’s identity.