Texas church shooting: Facts minus speculation

Texas church shooting: Facts minus speculation

In a phone interview on Sunday afternoon, he described Sutherland Springs as "a one-blinking-light town".

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told the Wilson County News that the shooter had been "taken down", but it's not known how the shooter died.

Multiple people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Texas church on Sunday, according to reports.

The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said authorities were still confirming the identity of the shooter at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the shooting an "evil act".

A GUNMAN in full combat gear has killed and wounded dozens of people during a shooting spree at a small Texas church.

The FBI and Texas Rangers are reportedly on the scene.

Joseph Silva, 49, who lives about seven kilometres northeast of Sutherland Springs, said the police had instructed his family and neighbors to stay indoors.




"I changed my mind to go to church today, and so did my daughter, otherwise we'd be there", the woman told CBS News affiliate KENS.

The FBI has arrived to secure the scene.

He tweeted: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas". Pomeroy said he was in Oklahoma this morning - a rare weekend that he wasn't at the church.

Special agents from ATF's Houston Field Division, San Antonio Field Office are responding to the scene of the shooting.

Emergency personnel quickly rushed to the scene, with some victims evacuated by helicopter.

Sutherland Springs is a community of about 400 people 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio. "I am monitoring the situation from Japan", Trump wrote on Twitter.

There is a large police presence at the church.

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