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Deaths Reported in a Mass Shooting at a Texas Church

Deaths Reported in a Mass Shooting at a Texas Church

A gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Sunday, killing and injuring multiple people, authorities said.

Ms Pomeroy says both she and her husband were out of town when the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, outside of San Antonio, was attacked and were trying to return.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told The Wilson County News that the shooter has been killed.

No name has been released and no motive identified for the gunman who was either killed or killed himself following a police chase.

A witness at the scene told KENS, a local CBS affiliate, that a 2-year-old was among the victims shot.

Contacted by Al Jazeera, the Wilson County sheriff was not immediately available for comment. Paddock subsequently killed himself.

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Abbot is en route to Sutherland Springs to speak with law enforcement and the victims.

The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said authorities were still confirming the identity of the shooter at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. "More details from DPS soon", Abbott tweeted.

A spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center in nearby Floresville told Fox News that "we have accepted a number of patients from the shooting".

Photos and video from the scene showed the area taped off by local law enforcement. He added that he is "monitoring the situation from Japan".

Abbot tweeted, "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act".


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