Gunman opens fire at Texas church; police say multiple people dead

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A gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday, and police say multiple people have been killed. According to KSAT, police said a man walked into a church in Sutherland Springs and began shooting at about 11:30am CT. A Wilson County (Texas) commissioner told the New York Times at least 20 people were dead. Another official told the newspaper “there were kids involved.”

Police said the alleged shooter is among the dead. CNN reported that police had to chase the gunman briefly into a neighboring county. It’s unclear if the gunman took his own life, or if he was killed by officers.

According to multiple reports, the FBI is investigating the shooting. A witness told CNN that she heard 20 gunshots.

President Donald Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted their condolences.

The internet also began to mourn.

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Sutherland Springs is about 35 miles east of San Antonio in south Texas.

This story is developing and will be updated as verified information becomes available. 



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