On Sunday morning, a gunman shot dead at least 27 people and injured 30 others in a Texas church, law enforcement sources told ABC News. According to a live feed, the shooting reportedly happened at the 11:30 church service. The alleged shooter is dead reportedly after a police chase on foot.
it appears there is no longer an active threat at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio, police told ABC News affiliate KSAT in San Antonio on Sunday afternoon.
According to a witness, a man walked into the church around 11:30 a.m. and began shooting.
The FBI and ATF are heading to the scene and the police have formed a perimeter outside and flooded the grounds with emergency and police vehicles.
Families are waiting outside to see if their loved ones survived or are injured.
Families in tears wait to see if their family and friends are safe. Praying for the safety of all those involved. pic.twitter.com/yjzK7lZJ1S
— Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) November 5, 2017
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Sutherland Springs as tragic reports come out of First Baptist Church.”
“Please join Angela and me as we pray for those impacted by this horrific shooting,” Paxton said.
I’ll just leave this here.
Why such different responses to two incidents of terrorism in America?
Sutherland Springs pic.twitter.com/KewRPUZNkp
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 5, 2017
While offering thoughts and prayers, it’s important to remember that the victims were IN A CHURCH when they were shot.
A two-year-old was among the victims. It’s not clear if the toddler survived or not.
We’re updating this as more news comes in.
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