On Sunday morning, a gunman loaded with an assault rifle fired on a small-town Texas church killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 in the mass shooting.
The Authorities identify the gunman as Devin Patrick Kelley, saying that he was a “YOUNG WHITE MALE IN HIS EARLY 20s”. They also said that he was wearing a bulletproof vest and suspected dead in his vehicle after being attacked by a native inhabitant.
Greg Abbott, the Governor, altered that death the toll may rise…..
“26 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES AND WE DON’T KNOW IF THAT NUMBER WILL RISE OR NOT, ALL WE KNOW IS THAT THAT’S TOO MANY, AND THIS WILL BE A LONG, SUFFERING MOURNING FOR THOSE IN PAIN”.
— Steven Romo (@StevenABC13) November 6, 2017
The latest tragedy happened precisely five weeks after the deadliest shooting in US history. The victims were in the age between 5-72 that was gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.
It’s a rural community of nearly 400 people that is located 30 miles (50 km) southeast of San Antonio.
Freeman Martin, a regional director (Texas Department of Public Safety) said that the gunman fired outside at the church before trespassing the building and continuing to hit bullets.
“AS HE EXITED THE CHURCH, NATIVE INHABITANT GRABBED HIS RIFLE AND ENGAGED THAT SUSPECT. THE SUSPECT DROPPED HIS RIFLE, WHICH IS RUGER AR ASSUALT-TYPE RIFLE AND ESCAPED OUT OF THE CHURCH. OUR LOCAL CITIZEN PURSUED THE GUNMAN AT THAT TIME”.
Law enforcement later found the shooter dead in his car, which had crashed, on the Wilson-Guadalupe county line. It was not clear if he had committed suicide or was shot by the resident who had confronted him.
US media outlets said that they had identified the culprit as a 26-year-old senior who had encountered as a court-martial and was dishonestly dismissed from the Air Force.
“NUMEROUS FAMILIES HAVE LOST FAMILY MEMBERS. FATHERS, SONS, DAUGHTERS AND MOTHERS.”
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
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