Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead, 20 wounded

A church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday has left 26 people dead and 20 wounded, authorities said.

U.S. (Next Media) – A church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday has left 26 people dead and 20 wounded, authorities said.

The shooter was a white male dressed in all-black tactical gear and a ballistic vest, according to CNN. He has been identified as Devin Kelley of New Braunfels, ABC New reported.

Kelly entered the First Baptist Church and opened fire with a Ruger AR rifle around 11:20 a.m. before fleeing the scene in an SUV, said Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt, according to KSAT.

As Kelly was attempting to leave, a local resident used a rifle to engage him. The shooter then fled the church, according to CNN.

After a short car chase, authorities found the suspected shooter dead from a gunshot wound inside his truck. Officials are still trying to determine Kelly’s cause of death.


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