More Than 20 People Reported Dead in Texas Church Shooting, Identity of Suspect Released
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — More than 20 people are dead and more than 20 wounded after a shooting at a First Baptist Church in South Texas late Sunday morning.
According to the Wilson County Sheriff, a single gunman entered the church and opened fire just after 11am.
A law enforcement official told ABC News that at least 26 people were killed and more than 20 wounded in the attack. Among those killed is 14-year-old Annabelle Renee Pomeroy, daughter of Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of the church. Pastor Pomeroy was in Oklahoma this morning and not at the church at the time of the shooting, according to NBC.
Officials have identified the shooter as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley from New Braunfels — Just over 30 miles from Sutherland Springs.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 5, 2017
Sutherland Springs is a community of about 400 people located 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.
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President Donald Trump has issued a statement via Twitter while traveling in Asia:
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017