there has been another massacre.
it happened at a church in sutherland springs, texas...
A gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Sunday, killing and injuring multiple people, authorities said.
A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that more than 20 people were killed in the shooting. The official, who was briefed on the investigation, was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The official said between 10 to 15 people were also injured but stressed the investigation was early and the figures could change. Authorities were still trying to determine a motive.
A law enforcement official confirmed the gunman is deceased. He was shot after a car chase with police. It’s unclear if he shot himself or if he was shot by police, CBS News’ senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told the Wilson County News earlier that a man entered the church and opened fire. He said there were multiple casualties and fatalities. CBS affiliate KENS confirmed at the scene that there have been “multiple casualties and fatalities” including children.
The Connally Memorial Medical Center told CBS News it received multiple victims related to the shooting.
Video from KENS showed first responders at the scene, located about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.
The daughter of the church’s pastor was one of the victim’s killed in the shooting, her mother Sherri Pomeroy told CBS News via text message.
“My husband and I were ironically out of town in two different states. We lost our 14-year-old daughter today and many friends,” Pomeroy said Sunday.
She added, “Neither of us have made it back into town yet to personally see the devastation. I am at the Charlotte airport trying to get home as soon as I can.”
i have no words to truly express my anger and sadness.
you go to church to find refugee.
i can just imagine what terror that was.
everyday is a risk when leaving your crib.
stay vigilant and i pray for you and your loved ones safety.
i send my prayers to the families who lost lost ones today as well.
lowkey: anytime i see these articles,
i pray none of the foxholers are victims in any tragedies.
article cc: cbs news