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At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services, police say.

The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County.

Police official Albert Gamez Jr confirmed the number of fatalities to CBS News.

The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened fire at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

"The details are kind of sketchy but what I know right now, what they're telling me, like 27 deceased and over 20, 25 injured," Mr Gomez Jr said.

"They're talking about the shooter is dead also," he added.

One witness, Carrie Matula, told NBC News: "We heard semi-automatic gunfire… we're only about 50 yards away from this church."

"This is a very small community, so everyone was very curious as to what was going on."

The San Antonio FBI branch said its agents had been deployed, and there was no indication of the gunman's motive.

The FBI also said that while only one shooter was reported, it was looking into other possibilities.

Photos and video from the scene showed the area taped off by local law enforcement.

A number of helicopters have arrived to transport the wounded, KSAT 12 reporter Max Massey said.

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Image captionFBI agents joined local law enforcement at the scene

Texas governor Greg Abbott said: "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response."

He said more details would be released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shortly.

 

President Trump, on a tour of Asia, tweeted: "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."

 

 


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Last edited by konnichiwa - on 05 November 2017




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How many more must die?



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Terrible. 27 dead is a pretty huge number!



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Again?



Oh god........ Something needs to Happen in that country.



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Christ! Is the shooter alive or was he/she killed?



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Flilix said:
Again?

It is not so rare like people wish it to be. I just posted this one because we know someone will make a thread about a heavy mass shooting like this one anyway some stats:

According to the Gun Violence Archive, which compiles data from shooting incidents, a "mass shooting" is any incident in which a gunman ...
  • shoots or kills four or more people
  • in the same general time and location
By that definition, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we have seen 273 mass shootings from January 1 to October 3.
That averages to 7.5 mass shootings a week.





barneystinson69 said:

Christ! Is the shooter alive or was he/she killed?

It is reported that the gunman was killed in the aftermath.






konnichiwa said:
barneystinson69 said:

Christ! Is the shooter alive or was he/she killed?

It is reported that the gunman was killed in the aftermath.

Wish the fucker would've been captured alive and been made to face a jury for his crimes. At least he'll be spending his afterlife in hell (if there is one).



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

konnichiwa said:
Flilix said:
Again?

It is not so rare like people wish it to be. I just posted this one because we know someone will make a thread about a heavy mass shooting like this one anyway some stats:

According to the Gun Violence Archive, which compiles data from shooting incidents, a "mass shooting" is any incident in which a gunman ...
  • shoots or kills four or more people
  • in the same general time and location
By that definition, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we have seen 273 mass shootings from January 1 to October 3.
That averages to 7.5 mass shootings a week.

Worldwide or US only?