UPDATE: 26 DEAD, 24 INJURED – Mass Shooting at Baptist church in Texas

There’s been a shooting in a baptist church in South Texas. There are also active shooter reports happening:



From the Daily Mail:

At least 16 people have been shot inside a Texas church after a gunman opened fire during the Sunday morning service.

The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where around 50 people usually attend service, according to local reports.

Witnesses said a man ‘in full gear’ walked inside the church and opened fire just before 10.30am.

Neighbors in the area said they may have heard the shooter reload multiple times.

Another witness at the scene said a two-year-old was also shot in the attack.

According to KSAT, there were at least six helicopters called in to transport victims to the hospital.

It’s unclear if anyone was fatally wounded in the attack.

We’ll keep you updated as we know more…

UPDATE:

Reports are the suspect is dead.


UPDATE:

At least 10, maybe 15 of those shot are reportedly dead:

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24 feared dead…


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Witness describe shooting…

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Multiple reports that 27 are dead…

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“The Bible tells us that we overcome evil with good.”

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CNN says 20 confirmed dead. “At least 20 people have been killed in a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, according to Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt.”

UPDATE:

From My San Antonio:

Police are checking for explosive devices at the home of a man suspected of shooting and killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 20 in a Sutherland Springs church on Sunday.

The San Antonio Police Department is sending a K9 unit to the scene, an official told mySA.com, though it’s unclear where the home is.

UPDATE:

This is terrible.

The First Baptist Church’s pastor, Frank Pomeroy, has told ABC News that his 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, is among those killed. He described her as “one very beautiful, special child,” in a phone call to the broadcaster.

Mr Pomeroy said he was not at the church as he was in Oklahoma.

UPDATE:

26 dead now.

UPDATE:

More about the victims and how they were found.

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