church shooting on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, United States,
while many more injured.
was killed after a brief chase north into neighbouring Guadalupe County,
according to Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy.
the shooting, according to Michelle Lee, spokeswoman for the FBI’s San
Antonio field office.
across the street from the church, said she heard about 20 shots being
fired in quick succession while a church service was underway around
11.30am local time.
what I know right now, what they’re telling me, like 27 deceased and
over 20, 25 injured,” Gomez Jr. said.
saying he is “monitoring the situation from Japan” where he has just
started a 12-day tour of Asia.
that a man walked into the church and began shooting about 11.30am
local time. Agents from the San Antonio field office of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are en route to the scene, the
nearby Floresville, Texas, is “accepting and assessing victims” from the
Sutherland Springs church shooting, according to hospital spokeswoman
Megan Posey. The number of victims is unknown at this time.
treated at the University Hospital in San Antonio, according to
spokeswoman Leni Kirkman, who adds the situation is still active and the
hospital may receive more patients.
the road from the church, told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield that Sutherland
Springs is a “very small” but “very tight-knit community.”