HEADLINE Updated: Trump tweets sympathy for Texas shooting victims


Updated: Trump tweets sympathy for Texas shooting victims

Zhang Penghui | People's Daily app

05:48, November 06, 2017

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Carrie Matula embraces a woman after a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Matula said she heard the shooting from the gas station where she works a block away.  Photo: Nick Wagner/AP

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At least two dozen parishioners were killed and another 25 injured, as confirmed by Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. The shooter was killed after a brief chase with authorities.  

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

"May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan," he tweeted.

While Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the shooting an “evil act,” and promised “more details” from the state’s Department of Public Safety soon.

According to CNN, Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sherry were not at the church when the shooting happened. Their 14-year-old daughter was among the people who were killed.

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