Gunman killed 26 worshipers at Sutherland… Not less than 26 worshipers, of which a 5 year old boy and a pregnant woman, were killed during an opened fire by gunman inside a small church in Sutherland, Texas on Sunday.
According to our source, the America’s latest mass shooting took place during a Sunday live service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. This small community is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.
The Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Freeman Martin said that the gunman was dressed all in black tactical gear with a ballistic vest and had an assault rifle.
America’s latest mass shooting – Gunman killed 26 worshipers
The gunman is said to have arrived at a gas station across from the church at around 11:20 a.m. As he crossed the street, he started firing a Ruger AR rifle at the church, and proceed after entering the building.
He was confronted by an armed resident who chased him. Later, he was found dead in his vehicle at the county line, and several weapons were found inside his car.
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Martin said it’s uncertain if the gunman died of a self-inflected wound or if he was shot by the resident who ran after him.
After the insedent, a total of 23 victims were found dead in the church, and two were found outside the church. Furthermore one person died in hospital and about 20 others were injured.
According to CBS News, the gunman was indintified as Devin Kelley, 26, who lived in San Antonio. Furthermore, Kelley was dishonourably discharged from the Air Force after facing a court martial.
An Air Force spokeswoman, Ann Stefane, said he ultimately received a bad conduct discharge and reduction in rank. However, he was discharged for allegedly assaulting his wife and child. She also said he was sentenced to 12 months’ confinement after a 2012 court-martial.