26 killed in church massacre U.S.

The shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The small community is located in Wilson County, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.

At least 26 people died and 20 others were injured Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a church in a small town southeast of San Antonio.

The incident occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community located in Wilson County about 30 miles away from San Antonio. The gunman, identified by two law enforcement officials as 26-year-old Devin Kelley, is now deceased, but it remains unclear how he died.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) official Freeman Martin said during a press conference on Sunday that 23 people were found dead inside the church, while two people were found outside. One person died after being transferred to a local hospital.

Law enforcement officials said that Kelley, described as white, male and in his 20s, was seen around 11:20 a.m. at a gas station in Sutherland Springs. He crossed the street to First Baptist Church, and began firing from outside after exiting his vehicle. He then moved to the right side of the church and fired, before entering the church and shooting more.

A number of politicians took to Twitter to share their condolences and prayers with the victims of the shooting.

President Donald Trump, who is currently in Japan, tweeted that he is monitoring the situation.



Vice President Mike Pence also thanked first responders and sent his prayers to the victims of the shooting.



Texas politicians were among the first lawmakers to respond to the incident, sharing their condolences and thoughts on Twitter.





Texas lawmakers Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Joaquin Castro also responded to the incident on Twitter.





A number of Democratic lawmakers expressed condolences and called for gun control in the wake of the shooting. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Bob Casey Michael Bennet were among the lawmakers who shared demands for gun reform in the aftermath.







Charitable Foundation Winston Churchill collects money to provide medical assistance to the victims and relatives of those killed as a result of massacres in the state of Texas, USA. Donate





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