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More than 20 people dead in Texas church shooting, official says

Sutherland Springs, Texas • A person opened fireplace inside a church in a small South Texas neighborhood on Sunday, killing a couple of people and wounding others ahead of being “taken down,” government mentioned.

Authorities mentioned a person walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and started taking pictures, killing a couple of people and wounding others. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett instructed the Wilson County News that the shooter have been “taken down,” however it’s now not identified how the shooter died.

Authorities haven’t mentioned what number of had been killed or wounded, however a Wilson County commissioner, Albert Gamez, instructed cable information shops that emergency officers instructed him extra than 20 people had been slain and extra than 20 others had been wounded.

Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center, which is in Floresville and about 10 miles from the church, mentioned “multiple” sufferers had been being handled for gunshot wounds. She declined to offer a particular quantity however mentioned it was once much less than a dozen.

Some sufferers had been taken via scientific helicopter to the Brooke Army Medical Center, tv station KSAT reported.

Sutherland Springs is 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.

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