Witnesses said a man ‘in full gear’ walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11.30am. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES…
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 5, 2017
Update via CNN: 27 dead, 24 injured per Albert Gamez, Jr., Wilson Cty Comm. via EMS worker on scene. First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs https://t.co/tD8Yo18tTV
— Kristinn Taylor (@KristinnFR) November 5, 2017
HEARTBREAKING: FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS PRAY AND WAIT TO HEAR:
Families in tears wait to see if their family and friends are safe. Praying for the safety of all those involved. pic.twitter.com/yjzK7lZJ1S
— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) November 5, 2017
The suspect, who has not been identified, is dead and there is no longer an active shooter threat, according to police.
Neighbors in the area said they may have heard the shooter reload multiple times. Another witness at the scene said a two-year-old was also shot in the attack.
Families tearfully prayed nearby as they wait to see if their family and friends are safe.
According to KSAT, there were at least six helicopters called in to transport victims to the hospital.
It’s unclear if anyone was fatally wounded in the attack.
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