Deadly church shooting in Texas

Deadly church shooting in Texas

Deadly church shooting in Texas

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

No motive had yet been ascertained in the shooting, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett told NBC News. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle but was killed about 12 miles away in neighbouring Guadalupe County, according to local media and Sergeant Robert Murphy, a spokesman for the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office said.

Texan Governor Greg Abbott has tweeted his shock at the church shooting. Eight of the wounded were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center and and seven others to area hospitals. "The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene".

"I changed my mind to go to church today, and so did my daughter, otherwise we'd be there", the woman told CBS News affiliate KENS. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. Among those killed at the white clapboard church was a 14-year-old girl named Annabelle Renee Pomeroy, according to her father, Frank Pomeroy, who is a pastor at the church.

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One witness, a cashier at a petrol station across the street from the church, said she heard about 20 shots being fired in quick succession while a church service was underway. The pastor said he was not at the church at the time of the incident.

The official says between 10 to 15 people were also injured but stressed the investigation was early and the figures could change.

President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, where is his on an Asian trip, that he was monitoring the situation following the shooting.

Video on KSAT television showed emergency services taking a stretcher from the church to a waiting AirLife helicopter.

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