WORLD Updated: Up to 25 people killed in Texas church shooting: police

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Updated: Up to 25 people killed in Texas church shooting: police

AP | AP

05:35, November 06, 2017

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Law enforcement stand next to a covered body at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Photo: AP/Nick Wagner


A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing multiple people and wounding others before being “taken down,” authorities said.

Authorities said a man walked into the First Baptist Church in  Sutherland Springs and began shooting, killing multiple people and  wounding others. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett told the Wilson  County News that the shooter had been “taken down,” but it’s not known  how the shooter died.

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 A map of where the mass shooting occurred. Photo:AP Image


Authorities haven’t said how many were killed or wounded, but a  Wilson County commissioner, Albert Gamez, told cable news outlets that  emergency officials told him more than 20 people were slain and more  than 20 others were wounded, though those figures hadn’t been confirmed.

Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center,  which is in Floresville and about 10 miles from the church, said  “multiple” victims were being treated for gunshot wounds. She declined  to give a specific number but said it was less than a dozen.

Some victims were taken by medical helicopter to the Brooke Army Medical Center, television station KSAT reported.

Sutherland Springs is 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio.



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