There’s been a shooting in a baptist church in South Texas. There are also active shooter reports happening:
BREAKING: Local media report that several people have been shot at a church in South Texas.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 5, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Active shooter at Texas Baptist Church, several people shot. pic.twitter.com/sqlN3HUGHl— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 5, 2017
Neighbors say they heard shooter may have reloaded multiple times, around 50 people usually at service pic.twitter.com/tkAYMp2Y8A— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) November 5, 2017
— BNO News (@BNONews) November 5, 2017
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…
Reports are the suspect is dead.
BREAKINg: Police reporting the suspect is dead, not a further threat at this time.— KSL Newsradio (@kslnewsradio) November 5, 2017
Local media reports a shooting at a Baptist church in Texas has resulted in multiple deaths and the gunman has reportedly been killed— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) November 5, 2017
At least 10, maybe 15 of those shot are reportedly dead:
Source in TX tells me as many as 10-15 dead in church shooting in Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio; suspect is down— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) November 5, 2017
24 feared dead…
Authorities in Sutherland Springs, Texas confirm that there are as many as 24 dead in a mass shooting at a Baptist church. #BREAKING NEWS— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) November 5, 2017
Witness describe shooting…
Witness describes scene of Texas church shooting https://t.co/57jXSpYNjg
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 5, 2017
Multiple reports that 27 are dead…
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 5, 2017
27 dead & 24 injured in Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church Texas shooting. Prayers for the victims & family. pic.twitter.com/Ojibo8wELW
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) November 5, 2017
“The Bible tells us that we overcome evil with good.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 5, 2017
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.”
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.
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.
26 dead now.
At least 26 people dead after gunman opened fire inside Baptist church in worst mass shooting in Texas history, Governor Greg Abbott says.— Michelle Stephenson (@MishStephenson) November 5, 2017
More about the victims and how they were found.
BREAKING: Texas public safety officer: 23 found dead in church, 2 outside, one transported and died later; ages of victims 5 to 72— The Associated Press (@AP) November 5, 2017