Texas Church Shooting: At Least 26 Feared Killed
At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Texas Church during Sunday service.
The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson county. The victims’ ages ranged from five to 72.
The suspected gunman was later found dead in his vehicle some miles away.
Police identified him as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26.
Kelley is reported to have been discharged from the US Air Force in 2014 following a court-martial for assaulting his wife and child.
The motive for the killings is not yet clear.
At least 10 victims, including four children, were being treated at the University Health System in nearby San Antonio, the hospital said in a tweet.
Our trauma team is caring for nine of the patients from the Sutherland Springs shooting, 4 children, 5 adults, + 1 more patient on the way.
— Univer Health System (@UnivHealthSys) November 5, 2017
Sheriff Joe Tackitt said authorities could not confirm the names of any victims yet as they continued to work through the crime scene.
Officials said 23 people were found dead inside the church while two people were fatally shot outside. Another died in hospital, authorities said.