Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Several People Killed After Gunman Opens Fire At Texas Church

First_Baptist_Church_ _Google_Maps The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas. Google Maps
Andrew Cummings | 06 November, 2017, 01:57

Police formed a perimeter around the church and flooded its grounds with emergency and police vehicles, according to ABC affiliate KSAT-TV in San Antonio.

Sheriff Joe Tackitt said there have been multiple fatalities from Sunday's incident, including the gunman.

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

Around 50 people usually attend the church, according to reports. Law enforcement sources confirm to TMZ there are multiple deaths. It's unclear if he was killed by police or took his own life.

"She was one handsome, special child", he said.

The FBI has arrived to secure the scene.

One of the victims of the mass shooting was the church's pastor Frank Pomeroy's daughter, Annabelle.

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Mr Silva said he had been approached by a woman who said she had two loved ones at the church who were shot.

It comes just over a month after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people by opening fire on a concert in Las Vegas from his hotel room.

"May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas". He added that he is "monitoring the situation from Japan". Pomeroy said he was in Oklahoma this morning - a rare weekend that he wasn't at the church. Abbott's communications director tweeted that the governor is headed to Sutherland Springs for a briefing and media availability.

At least six people were transported to a hospital in San Antonio. "More details from DPS soon", Abbott tweeted.

Rescue helicopters have been called to the scene to rush victims to hospital.

A sheriff's department dispatcher says everyone is at the scene and unavailable to comment.

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